Newsletter - KSA clarifies license application deadlines & customer database purge

Save the date! New GiH webinars announced: Outsourcing and vendors

Gaming in Holland will organize two new webinars in the coming weeks.


On February 17 at 3 PM CET, our topic will be mandatory outsourcing requirements and third-party responsibility.


On March 3 at 3 PM CET, several remote gaming vendors will showcase their products and services. If you are still finalizing your supplier contracts, this webinar may be for you!

More information will follow soon. Save the dates!


Get the latest issue of the Gaming in Holland Magazine

The next issue of our hardcopy Gaming in Holland Magazine will come out soon.


The forthcoming issue contains an interview with Netherlands Gambling Authority chairman René Jansen, as well as tips & recommendations for your remote license application.


CEOs of leading Dutch gambling operators discuss their plans & ambitions for the newly regulated online and land-based markets.


And much more!


If you have not received our print magazine before, request your FREE copy here: https://signup.gamingin.eu/


Ministry of Finance approves betting partnership deal between Holland Casino, Eredivisie, and Keuken Kampioen Divisie

State Secretary of Finance Hans Vijlbrief has approved the betting partnership deal between state-owned Holland Casino, the Netherlands’ two professional football leagues (Eredivisie and Keuken Kampioen Divisie), and ESPN.


Vijlbrief said that the deal would allow Holland Casino to create visibility for its responsible gaming offering in the soon to be regulated Dutch online market. Approximately 20% of Holland Casino's marketing efforts will be aimed at promoting responsible gambling and problem gambling prevention.


Vijlbrief stressed that no Covid-19 relief funds will be used to finance the deal.


Netherlands Gambling Authority publishes market vision

The Netherlands Gambling Authority has published its long-term vision for the Dutch gambling market. The regulator finds that well-regulated markets (and the abolishment of monopolies and the privatization of state-owned companies) offer the best avenue to protect the largest number of consumers.


The vision document is aimed at policy makers and meant to inform future structural reforms of the overall Dutch gambling market. The underlying assumptions of the document are that similar products should be treated similarly and that the internet has made restrictions on product offerings (to channel customer demand) increasingly unworkable in practice.


Belgium's Rus Tony Totally Gaming acquires gaming machine manufacturer Splin

Rus Tony Totally Gaming, a major operator of land-based gaming machines in Belgium, has acquired gaming machine manufacturer and developer Splin. With a market share of ca. 80%, Splin is market leader in Belgium.


Rus Tony Totally Gaming is also active in the Netherlands. The company facilitates the operation of gaming machines in the hospitality sector and operates two arcade halls: Casino Sluis and Casino Peppermill in Heerlen.


Upcoming events

The following events may be of interest to the GiH community.

Events

  • SiGMA Europe has been rescheduled to 13 – 15 April, 2021.

  • The third edition of CasinoBeats Summit will return to Malta from May 18 – 20, 2021, as part of Spring iGaming Week organized in partnership with KPMG and Gaming Malta.

  • The Betting on Sports America conference and expo has been scheduled for 8 – 10 June, 2021 and will bring together all the major players in the fast-growing North American sports betting industry.

  • ICE London 2021 will now take place 29 June – July 1, 2021, with the co-located iGB Affiliate London taking place 1 – 2 July.

  • iGB Live 2021 has also been moved to 28 September – 1 October, 2021, but will still take place in Amsterdam!

  • The World Gaming Executive Summit is returning live on 6 – 8 December, 2021 at the W Hotel, Barcelona.

Webinars and virtual events

  • Mindway AI has published an on-demand webinar on player profiling and efficient responsible gaming interventions.

  • G4 and KPMG have joined forces to offer a safer gambling training for customer support professionals on 28 January, 2021.

  • Sportradar, the global provider of sports betting services, announced the launch of Sportradar Connect, a new curated event series. The first session, on 23 February, 2021, will feature Ted Leonsis, founder, chairman, principal partner and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment in Washington DC.

  • Join the iGaming Next Power Hour every Friday @3pm CET for a short, compact, educational and social weekly digital gathering with some of the brightest and most connected minds of the industry.

Netherlands Gaming Authority clarifies license application deadlines & customer database purge

The Netherlands Gambling Authority has updated the information available on its website regarding the remote license application process.


For instance, the regulator announced, contrary to earlier reports, that license applicants will be allowed to submit the certified audit report of their game system, which should normally be part of the initial license application, up to three months later, until July 1, 2021 – but only if the initial license application was submitted prior to April 15, 2021.


The Dutch regulator also clarified the requirement that license applicants purge their customer databases of the customers they acquired when they were operating without a license. Specifically, license holders are not allowed to make use of personal data for marketing purposes of which they know, or can reasonably suspect, that these have been obtained in the context of participating, by the persons concerned, in games of chance for which the Netherlands Gambling Authority has not granted a license. Similarly, when registering players, license holders are not allowed to make use of personal data that were already in their possession prior to obtaining a license in accordance with the Dutch Gambling Act.


Please note: more information (in English) on the license application conditions and requirements is available in the upcoming issue of the Gaming in Holland Magazine. Request your free copy here: https://signup.gamingin.eu/


Other news

Nederlandse Loterij has appointed speed skater and four-time Olympic champion Sven Kramer as its newest brand ambassador.

In a video interview with CalvinAyre, Peter-Paul de Goeij, Managing Director of the


Nederlandse Online Gambling Associatie (NOGA), discusses what his organization can do for new entrants to the Dutch regulated online market.


VIXIO GamblingCompliance has made available the “European Online Gambling Outlook,” containing a comprehensive overview of key jurisdictions and the key regulatory changes across Europe in 2021.


Playtech has announced that an offer has been made to acquire its financial trading division for up to $200m.


The Malta Gaming Authority has appointed Dr Carl Brincat, previously its chief legal and enforcement officer, as its new CEO.


The Swedish Gambling Authority has enforced an injunction on Videoslots after the online casino was judged to have violated Sweden’s deposit cap.