Newsletter - Webinar report | Outsourcing requirements for operators and third-party suppliers

GiH Webinar | Necessary services: How & where to get them


Next week, on March 3 at 3PM CET we have scheduled a vendors’ webinar, where suppliers of necessary services will showcase their products and services.

If you want to enter the regulated Dutch online market but haven't yet found all the suppliers you need, this may be the webinar for you!


The following suppliers have confirmed their participation:

  • Data center services Joël Altyzer, Sr. Account Manager, Interxion

  • Data safe/vault services Julian Borg-Barthet, Director of BD, Pretty Technical

  • KYC/CRUKS compliance Martijn de Boer, Founder, CDDN

  • Platform provider Martin Prantner, Chairman, Finnplay

  • Platform provider Henk Wolff, CMO Dutch Gambling Association

  • Platform provider Robert Civill, Director of BD, Gamanza

  • Games Stephan van den Oetelaar, CEO, Stakelogic

Register for the vendors’ webinar here: https://bit.ly/2MGUkxr


NOGA to present results of Ipsos-conducted research into Dutch gambling market


On Monday, March 1 at 3:00 PM CET, the Netherlands Online Gambling Association (NOGA) will officially present itself during an online webinar.


NOGA is the Dutch industry association of (future-licensed) online gambling operators.

During the webinar, NOGA will also present the first results of the annual NOGA Online Gambling Barometer: a multi-year data-driven study into the state of the Dutch (online) gambling market.


NOGA has commissioned internationally renowned market research agency Ipsos to conduct the study. In the course of the webinar, Ipsos will explain the study's methodology and present the results of the zero measurement.


Other 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.

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

  • The 2021 Gaming in Holland Conference has been scheduled for October 1, 2021 – the very day that the regulated Dutch online market finally opens. Netherlands Gambling Authority chairman René Jansen has agreed to deliver the keynote speech. Save the date!

  • 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.

Webinars and virtual events

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

  • 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.

  • The IMGL Virtual Conference, which takes place 8 – 12 March, 2021, will include a session on emerging regulated markets in the Netherlands and Germany.

  • 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.


Webinar report | Outsourcing requirements for operators and third-party suppliers


During yesterday's Gaming in Holland webinar on outsourcing requirements for licensed operators, Netherlands Gambling Authority Chairman, René Jansen confirmed that the new Dutch Remote Gaming Act will definitely enter into force on April 1, 2021.


Speaking specifically on outsourcing requirements, Jansen further mentioned that the Dutch legislature had decided against introducing B2B licenses. As a result, licensed operators will be responsible for guaranteeing that their suppliers are compliant with Dutch law:


“In the Netherlands [...] only B2C licenses exist for the gambling market. This means that future licensees are responsible for ensuring that the companies they outsource to, meet the requirements set out in the new Betting and Gambling Act and in the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act (Wwft). If you are an operator, you must have a policy in place for this. In other words, you must be able to demonstrate that the companies you are outsourcing to are just as reputable as you are.”

Next, gaming lawyers Alan Littler and Sharif Ibrahim (Kalff Katz & Franssen) addressed the resulting legal and regulatory obligations for both licensed operators and their suppliers.

Francesco Rodano, Chief Policy Officer, Playtech and former Head of Remote Gaming at Italian regulator ADM, discussed the (likely) thinking behind the Dutch setup and addressed the potential benefits of the Dutch approach.


Peter-Paul de Goeij, representing trade association NOGA, however, raised some concerns concerning the workability of the outsourcing regulations and further indicated that some pragmatic improvements could still be made.

Watch the full webinar here: https://bit.ly/2O0UaRw


Other news

The Netherlands Gambling Authority has unveiled its new wordmark that operators may use to indicate that they are fully licensed to operate in the Dutch market.


The Dutch Council of State, the country's highest administrative court, has ruled that the Netherlands Gambling Authority's decision from 2018 to increase the fines it had issued to

Bet-at-Home from €300,000 to €410,000 was insufficiently substantiated.


Dutch MP Michiel van Nispen (SP) has submitted Parliamentary questions to the Ministry of Justice on the limits of the cooling-off period compared to a full blackout of unlicensed online operators.


The Dutch State Lottery (Staatsloterij) has selectedNewsLab as its PR partner.

PokerStars has permanently shut down its Full Tilt Poker brand.


The Austrian government has announced a wide-ranging overhaul of the country’s gambling regulatory framework, including the formation of a new supervisory authority.


Stoiximan-owned Austrian operator Betkick Sportwettenservice and Malta-licensed Betago have secured federal sports betting licenses in Germany.


Meanwhile, Kaizen Gaming-owned brand Betano has also received a German sports betting license.


Slotegrator has profiled the average global online casino player. While most players still skew young and male, women and people from other age groups are making up an increasing share of online casinos’ target audience.


Flutter Entertainment has announced it is to introduce a range of measures aimed at enhancing safer gambling in Ireland, including a ban on the use of credit cards.

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