Newsletter - Gaming in Holland Lunch @ICE London ...and more!

Gaming in Holland Lunch @ICE London: Register now!

ICE London, the world's largest gaming trade show, is back. And so is our traditional Gaming in Holland Lunch!


Join us on Wednesday, April 13 at 12:00 at ICE London to meet with other gaming professionals who are interested in the Dutch market. Places are limited, so register now by sending an email to: rsvp@gaminginholland.com


Please note: available seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. However, GiH partners and sponsors will be given priority.


In addition, please consider visiting our stand ND4-C&D to pick the latest issue of our print Gaming in Holland Magazine, which includes an interview with Netherlands Gambling Authority chair, René Jansen, as well as a Who is Who in the Dutch gaming industry.


We will also raffle a Cinco Jotas, acorn-fed ibérico ham, an unrivalled product obtained from the rear legs of ibérico pigs raised free range in the meadows of south-west Spain. In short, there are plenty of reasons to stop by!


Of course, there will be many other things to do at ICE, such as attending the ICE VOX conferences & workshops, the World Regulatory Briefing (WRB), and the International Casino Conference (ICC).


We hope to see you in London!


Registration for the 2022 Gaming in Holland Conference & Expo now open!

Registration for the 2022 Gaming in Holland Conference & Expo is now open: https://bit.ly/3JXGm2r


The 2022 GiH Conference & Expo will take place on June 20-21 at Jaarbeurs Utrecht, one of the Netherlands’ premier exhibition centers.


This year's event will consist of a conference on June 20 and a free-to-attend expo on June 20-21.


The 2022 GiH Conference will highlight developments in the entire Dutch gambling industry. The Conference will feature regulators, experts, and key decision makers to help you make sense of what happened and what to expect for the future.


The Conference keynote speech will be delivered by Netherlands Gambling Authority chair René Jansen. We expect to announce additional speakers soon.


This year's conference will be accompanied by a fully-fledged product exhibition (expo) specifically aimed at the Dutch market.


A large number of stands, featuring essential products & services tailored to Netherlands-licensed operators, have already been sold. Apart from stands, the Expo will also feature relevant presentations and other breakout sessions. The Expo will be free to attend.

Don't miss it: register now: https://bit.ly/3JXGm2r


Other events

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

· Dutch game supplier Eurocoin Gaming will hold open house on May 11-12 in Waalwijk.

· The annual members’ meeting of trade association VAN Kansspelen will take place on May 12, also in Waalwijk.

· EASG 2022, the 13th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues, has now been scheduled for 6 – 9 September 2022, and will take place in Oslo, Norway.


Gran Casino rebrands as Circus Gran Casino

Dutch land-based operator Gran Casino, which operates four slots arcades in cooperation with hotel chain Van der Valk, has rebranded as Circus Gran Casino.


The rebranding follows the public announcement of the launch of a new joint venture between Gran Casino, Van der Valk International, and Belgium's Gaming1, which owns and operates the Circus.be brand, as well as a large number of land-based venues.

Earlier this month, the Netherlands Gambling Authority announced it has issued an online license to the joint venture.


Frank Kastelijns, Director of Gran Casino commented: “The Dutch online market holds a wealth of opportunity, and we’re excited to partner with Gaming1, who brings an established reputation for transforming its partners operations into a true online experience. We’re sure that together we’ll be able to introduce players to one of the best online gaming catalogues available.”


Erwin van Lambaart celebrates farewell reception at Holland Casino Utrecht

Last Friday, departing Holland Casino CEO, Erwin van Lambaart celebrated his farewell reception at the newly opened Holland Casino Utrecht venue. On March 14, Van Lambaart was installed as Chairman of the Board of Casinos Austria, one of Europe's largest gambling operators.


Under Van Lambaart's direction, Holland Casino launched a new strategy, opened several new venues, dealt with the Covid-19 crisis, and entered the regulated Dutch online market.

Given the many challenges Van Lambaart faced, his celebratory send-off was certainly well-deserved.


Other news

Netherlands Gambling Authority Chair, René Jansen reflects on the latest Dutch online market data.


From October 1, 2022, onward, Belgian land-based betting shops will no longer be excluded from the obligation to check their customers’ status in the country's national exclusion register.


Camelot will take the Gambling Commission to court over its decision to award the fourth National Lottery license to rival operator Allwyn Entertainment.


Betsson Group has officially launched its Betsafe sportsbook in Colorado, ending a two-year intensive development process with its US market debut.


Kindred's Unibet brand will launch in the Canadian province of Ontario later this year.