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GiH News Roundup: join us TOMORROW for business drinks in Amsterdam; illegal betting terminals “omnipresent” in Dutch shopping streets

GiH News Roundup: join us TOMORROW for business drinks in Amsterdam; illegal betting terminals “omnipresent” in Dutch shopping streets

Illegal sports betting terminals are omnipresent in Dutch shopping streets, says the former owner of a Turkish teahouse.

GiH News Roundup: grand opening of Holland Casino Amsterdam West; MRG joins EGBA; 888 shares fall after slump in UK performance

GiH News Roundup: grand opening of Holland Casino Amsterdam West; MRG joins EGBA; 888 shares fall after slump in UK performance

Holland Casino officially opened its newest branch in Amsterdam West.

GiH News Roundup: first specialized problem gambling clinic in the Netherlands; GVC completes Ladbrokes Coral takeover

GiH News Roundup: first specialized problem gambling clinic in the Netherlands; GVC completes Ladbrokes Coral takeover

The first specialized clinic in the Netherlands to treat gambling and gaming addiction has opened is doors. Holland Casino has picked SailPoint to deliver an end-to-end identity governance solution to automatically and securely deliver access to its workforce. GVC has finally completed its takeover of Ladbrokes Coral. 888 has applied for a gaming license in Malta due to Brexit uncertainties[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: opening of Sweden’s regulated iGaming market remains on track; CMA approves GVC-Ladbrokes Coral takeover

GiH News Roundup: opening of Sweden’s regulated iGaming market remains on track; CMA approves GVC-Ladbrokes Coral takeover

The regulated opening of Sweden’s iGaming market has remained on track for 1 January, 2019 after the statutory standstill period set aside for review of the legislation by the EC and EU member states expired on Wednesday. The multi-billion pound takeover of bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral by rival gambling firm GVC Holdings has been approved by the UK Competition and Markets[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority board members reappointed; VAN Kansspelen updates problem gambling awareness training courses

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority board members reappointed; VAN Kansspelen updates problem gambling awareness training courses

Jan Suyver and Henk Kesler have been reappointed as chairman of the board and member of the board of the Netherlands Gaming Authority for a period of six months. Trade association VAN Kansspelen and GGZ Nederland, an organization of mental health and addiction care providers in the Netherlands, have updated the problem gambling awareness training courses offered to amusement arcade[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: parliamentary questions on Caribbean-based gambling; UK Competition and Markets Authority targets online promotions

GiH News Roundup: parliamentary questions on Caribbean-based gambling; UK Competition and Markets Authority targets online promotions

Dutch MP Ronald van Raak (SP) tabled a long list of written questions on the Netherlands’ responsibility for the offshore gambling industry on the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Curaçao, and Sint Maarten. The next Slot Academy training course takes place 10-12 April in Leiden, The Netherlands. Download the course agenda here. The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: 888 to wind down its UK affiliate program; Scientific Games receives royal visit

GiH News Roundup: 888 to wind down its UK affiliate program; Scientific Games receives royal visit

Online operator 888 will no longer accept new UK players from its affiliates. On January 30, at 14:00 CET, The i-Gaming Forum is offering a free webinar, featuring Morten Ronde from the Danish Online Gaming Association, on the proposed reforms of the Swedish gambling market. Future operators of the UK National Lottery could be handed a shorter license and face[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: regulator and ministries take step toward possible privatization of Dutch State Lottery; Fortuna goes private

GiH News Roundup: regulator and ministries take step toward possible privatization of Dutch State Lottery; Fortuna goes private

The Netherlands Gaming Authority, in consultation with the Ministries of Justice and Finance, has decided to abolish several provisions that currently determine the minimum extent of the Dutch State Lottery’s mandatory remittance to the state’s coffers, in order to allow greater financial flexibility ahead of the operator’s possible privatization. The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is pushing back against local media[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Disney acquires Endemol Shine; Scandinavian governments targeting gambling advertising; Kindred to explore “mixed reality”

GiH News Roundup: Disney acquires Endemol Shine; Scandinavian governments targeting gambling advertising; Kindred to explore “mixed reality”

Disney has acquired the Endemol Shine Group and Sky plc as part of larger deal to acquire 21st Century Fox. Both Endemol Shine and Sky have interests in the gaming sector, which – considering Disney’s attitude to gambling – they are now likely to divest from. Nederlandse Loterij is looking to hire a CRM Acquisition Marketeer. The Dutch municipality of[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Belgian punters wager €616m annually; Malta’s gaming sector under scrutiny; UK media exhibit “anti-gambling agenda”

GiH News Roundup: Belgian punters wager €616m annually; Malta’s gaming sector under scrutiny; UK media exhibit “anti-gambling agenda”

Belgian punters wagered €616 million in 2015. Investigations into Malta’s gaming sector could soon be stepped up in the wake of an anti-Mafia probe, which uncovered a €2 billion money-laundering operation, and European Union-wide legislative changes. PlayWSOP.com, a social poker app with no real-money companion product, signed a sponsorship deal with Spain’s La Liga football club Sevilla FC, worth “several[Read More…]