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Newsletter - Netherlands Gambling Authority celebrates 10-year anniversary ...and more!

Visit the 2022 GiH Conference & Expo and join us for drinks at Holland Casino Utrecht

Visitors to the 2022 GiH Conference & Expo on June 20 at Jaarbeurs Utrecht are cordially invited for networking drinks at Holland Casino Utrecht.

As always, this year's GiH Conference on June 20 will feature regulators, experts, and key decision makers to help you make sense of what happened and what to expect for the future.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • René Jansen, Chair, Netherlands Gambling Authority

  • Fedor Meerts, Head of Department, Ministry of Justice & Security

  • Niels Onkenhout, CEO, Nederlandse Loterij

  • Eric Olders, CEO, JVH gaming & entertainment group

  • Pieter Boers, Vice President Gaming & Services, Holland Casino

  • Justin Franssen, Head of the Gaming & Gambling Practice Group, Kalff Katz & Franssen

  • Peter-Paul de Goeij, MD, Netherlands Online Gambling Association (NOGA)

  • Feite Hofman, Founder, Pas Op Gamen en Gokken

  • And many more!

The full agenda is available here.

The 2022 GiH Conference will be accompanied by a fully-fledged product exhibition on June 20-21, specifically aimed at the Dutch market. The Expo will be free to attend.

Confirmed exhibitors include:

  • Holland Casino

  • Merkur Gaming

  • Eurocoin

  • REAC Casino Intelligence

  • Trisigma

  • Maxima Compliance

  • CDDN

  • Mindway AI

  • NOGA

  • Centrum voor Verantwoord Spelen

  • BetConstruct

  • Gamanza

  • Signs4You

  • BMG Media

Do you offer a product or service that could be of interest to the Netherlands-facing gambling industry? It is still possible to participate in the GiH Expo as an exhibitor! For more information, please contact Loes Wetzer:

As mentioned above, visitors to either the GiH Conference or Expo are invited to join us for networking drinks at Holland Casino Utrecht. As places are limited, register today! Please note that the Expo will be free to attend.

Click here to register:

Reminder | Gaming in Holland has launched Dutch-language newsletter

In order to even better serve the Dutch gambling industry, GiH has launched a Dutch-language newsletter.

Our new Dutch-language newsletter will complement our reporting in English and will focus, to a much greater degree, on local news and the land-based market. The newsletter will be published on a biweekly basis.

If you would like to receive our Dutch-language newsletter, please sign up here:

Dutch MPs table Parliamentary questions on Belgian gambling advertising ban

As we reported last week, the Belgian government has announced plans to introduce far-reaching gambling advertising restrictions by the end of the year.

In response, Dutch MPs Michel van Nispen (SP) and Mirjam Bikker (CU) have tabled Parliamentary questions intended to bring further pressure on Minster for Legal Protection, Franc Weerwind to introduce stringent gambling advertising restrictions in the Netherlands.

Netherlands Gambling Authority to investigate autoplay features at licensed online casinos

The Netherlands Gambling Authority has reportedly sent a letter to all licensed online casino providers announcing an investigation into prohibited autoplay features in the operators’ game offerings.

According to Dutch iGaming regulations, players must perform a conscious act to start each new spin when playing online casino games. Games that offer players the opportunity to purchase a set number of spins that are subsequently executed automatically are therefore prohibited.

Last month, the Dutch regulator issued a €300,000 suspended penalty payment to an unnamed licensed operator that offered games which included such functionality.

The recent letter calls on licensed operators to remove all games offering any kind of autoplay feature from their websites. The Dutch regulator furthermore announced that it will take enforcement action from May 23 onward if any such features remain.

Netherlands Gambling Authority celebrates 10-year anniversary

On Tuesday, the Netherlands Gambling Authority celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Representatives of operators, trade associations, care professionals, and other stakeholders were invited to attend a seminar on the role of an effective regulator, the need to protect players, and data-driven market supervision.

Speakers included Ric de Rooij, Deputy Secretary-General of the Ministry of Justice and Security, Jan Schiffelers, CEO of the Janshen-Hahnraths Group, Feite Hofman, Founder of Pas Op Gamen & Gokken, Marelle van Beerschoten, Founder of Digital Shapers, and of course, the Chair and Vice Chair of the Netherlands Gambling Authority, René Jansen and Bernadette van Buchem.

Key topics of the seminar were the need for data-driven market supervision and its associated challenges and opportunities.

Other news

Holland Casino has signed a partnership agreement with the Ziggo Dome concert venue.

Jack's Casino & Sports has signed a sponsorship agreement with the annual Libéma Open tennis tournament in Rosmalen.

The Netherlands Gambling Authority has awarded its annual thesis awards.

The Dutch revenue service has reached a settlement with LeoVegas related to the latter's acquisition of Royal Panda in 2017.

888 shareholders have given the green light to proceed with the £2bn acquisition of William Hill International from Caesars Entertainment.

The Gambling Harms Research Centre (GHRC), which is being funded by UK charity GambleAware, has opened at the University of Bristol.

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