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Newsletter - KSA issues cease and desist order to Dutch State Lottery over Euro 2020 ads

Updated: Jul 12, 2021

Former Danish Gambling Authority director to moderate CEO panel at 2021 GiH Conference

Former Danish Gambling Authority director Birgitte Sand has agreed to moderate the CEO panel at the upcoming 2021 Gaming in Holland Conference.

The CEO panel, featuring Niels Onkenhout (Nederlandse Loterij), Erwin van Lambaart (Holland Casino), Sigrid van Aken (Novamedia/Postcode Lotteries), and Eric Olders (JVH Gaming), promises to be one of the highlights of the 2021 GiH Conference.

The Conference keynote speech will be delivered by Netherlands Gambling Authority chairman René Jansen.

Join us on September 28 – only three days before the regulated Dutch online market opens – at the historic Krasnapolsky Hotel in Amsterdam.

With vaccination rates rising quickly, we're ready to go back to business!

Register today:

Pretty Technical's Dutch data vault solution passes GLI regulatory testing

Domino Data Vault, powered by Pretty Technical, has recently passed GLI regulatory testing against Dutch data vault (controledatabank - CDB) regulations.

The Dutch online licensing process requires certified platforms and compliant data vault solutions before any applications may be submitted made to enter the regulated market.

Domino has been built to be “Dutch ready” for operators who are looking for a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, or for those companies looking to buy their customized code for their own vault solution.

“We’re very excited to be the first to market with a fully GLI ( tested CDB for the Dutch market,” Julian Borg-Barthet, Director of Business Development for Pretty Technical said.

Domino will soon also be available for Germany and Greece, with established markets such as Denmark, Spain, and Portugal following suit.

Upcoming events

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

  • The third edition of CasinoBeats Summit will return to Malta from 14 – 15 July, 2021, as part of Summer iGaming Week organized in partnership with KPMG and Gaming Malta. Don't miss the session “Going Dutch: A great opportunity but at what price?” featuring Peter-Paul de Goeij (NOGA), Koen Bongers (Blexr), Ruben Gräve (Acroud), and Jaakko Soininen (Finnplay), on Wednesday 14 July at 17:00 CET. Free online passes are available here.

  • Get ready for the 2021 Gaming in Germany Conference, which has been scheduled for 25 October at the Grand Hyatt Berlin. Save the date!

  • 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 postponed to 1 – 3 February, 2022.

Netherlands Gambling Authority issues cease and desist order to Dutch State Lottery over Euro 2020 ads

The Netherlands Gambling Authority has issued a cease and desist order to the Dutch State Lottery (Staatsloterij) over an ad featuring several professional footballers, including members of the Dutch national men's team.

Dutch advertising rules explicitly prohibit the use of role models who are popular among minors and young adults in gambling ads.

After receiving the cease and desist order, Staatsloterij removed the footballers from the ad.

Other news

The Netherlands Gambling Authority has opened a consultation regarding its draft policy rule on license holders’ reporting obligations.

Holland Casino CEO Erwin van Lambaart has been elected Board Member of the European Casino Association.

Meneer Casino has published an extensive interview with NOGA's Managing Director, Peter-Paul de Goeij.

Advocacy group “Gedupeerden Online Kansspelen” has started proceedings to force Curacao's Public Prosecution Department to launch a criminal investigation into the country's iGaming sector.

Game developer Stakelogic has obtained a Ukrainian B2B gaming license.

A survey commissioned by Swedish regulator Spelinspektionen shows that the vast majority of players prefer licensed operators.

The Malta Gaming Authority has reported a 5.3% drop in revenue year-on-year in 2020.

Industry body the Betting and Gaming Council has called upon the UK government to establish a gambling ombudsman to deal with customer complaints.

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