European jurisdictions tighten up responsible gaming and marketing rules
As part of a wider, ongoing trend both France and Belgium have announced new measures to promote a more sustainable gambling market.
Specifically, France’s regulator L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has said that gambling operators must immediately reduce their advertising volume, after a review found that “a line was crossed” in terms of the volume of ads during the UEFA European Championship 2020.
The regulator also found that “questionable practices” came to light during the tournament’s run, including the targeting of young people in gambling advertising and excess gambling advertising.
Meanwhile, in Belgium the Council of Ministers has approved a proposal to decrease the weekly deposit limit for individual players from €500 to €200 per licensed operator. While the proposal still needs to be greenlit by the country's Data Protection Authority and Council of State before it can enter into force, Parliamentary approval is not necessary.
2021 GiH Conference to feature sessions on sports integrity, marketing, and compliance
We are happy to announce that the upcoming Gaming in Holland Conference, which will take place on September 28, will feature sessions on marketing, compliance, sports integrity, and expected market developments.
As announced earlier, René Jansen, Chair of the Netherlands Gambling Authority, will deliver the keynote speech. This year's Conference will also feature a CEO panel moderated by Birgitte Sand, former Director of Danish regulator Spillemyndigheden.
With the regulated Dutch online market finally opening on October 1 and the Netherlands on schedule to achieve full Covid-19 vaccination by September 1, the 2021 GiH Conference offers an excellent opportunity to once again meet up with your fellow gaming and gambling professionals.
Register today: https://bit.ly/3vJHiPU!
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The following events may be of interest to the GiH community.
Kindred Group will host the 6th annual Sustainable Gambling Conference on 5 October. The event will take place online and is free to attend.
Get ready for the 2021 Gaming in Germany Conference, which will take place 25 October at the Grand Hyatt Berlin.
SiGMA Europe has been rescheduled to 16 – 18 November, 2021.
The Betting on Sports America conference and expo has been scheduled for 30 November – 2 December, 2021 and will bring together all the major players in the fast-growing North American sports betting industry.
The World Gaming Executive Summit is returning live on 6 – 8 December, 2021 at the W Hotel, Barcelona.
ICE London and iGB Affiliate London have been scheduled to take place 1 – 3 February, 2022.
Dutch Postcode Lottery reports 2.3% revenue growth in 2020, remits €347m to charities and good causes
The Dutch Postcode Lottery (Nationale Postcode Loterij) achieved revenues of €771m in 2020 – up 2.3% compared to the previous year.
45% of the operator's total turnover– €347m – was subsequently remitted to no fewer than 121 charities and good causes.
Between 1990 and 2020, the Dutch Postcode Lottery has remitted €6.6bn to various good causes.
The Dutch Postcode Lottery is owned by the Novamedia Group, which also operates similar lotteries in Sweden, Norway, Great-Britain, and Germany, as well as two other Dutch charity lotteries. In 2020, the Novamedia Group was the world's third-largest private donor, behind the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the London-based Wellcome Trust.
The European Commission has opened an investigation into La Française des Jeux (FDJ) to determine whether the decision by the French government to grant FDJ exclusive lottery and retail betting rights violated EU laws.
In 2020, online casino outperformed sports betting in Denmark for the first time since market liberalization in 2012.
In its latest trading update, Playtechannounces that a “very strong” H1 performance will keep the B2B supplier on track to achieve its financial projections for 2021.
The publisher of USA Today and Tipico USA Technology have signed a strategic sports betting agreement.