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GiH News Roundup: Slovakia close to opening online market; European regulators see gambling in video gaming as foremost challenge

GiH News Roundup: Slovakia close to opening online market; European regulators see gambling in video gaming as foremost challenge

Slovakia’s parliament approved the Gambling Act drafted by the Ministry of Finance, which would open the country’s online gaming market to private operators.

GiH News Roundup: firm deadline to temporary tax increase? Bet365’s full-year revenues break £2bn barrier; Stars Group banned in Slovakia

GiH News Roundup: firm deadline to temporary tax increase? Bet365’s full-year revenues break £2bn barrier; Stars Group banned in Slovakia

During a meeting of the Permanent Committee for Finance of the Dutch Lower House, MP Edgar Mulder (PVV) reiterated his position that the proposed temporary gaming tax rate increase should automatically end after one year. According to current proposals, the ending date of the tax increase will be dependent on the adoption of the remote gaming bill by the Dutch[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Betsson admits failure in attempts to re-open infringement proceedings; UK regulators ban cartoon ads

GiH News Roundup: Betsson admits failure in attempts to re-open infringement proceedings; UK regulators ban cartoon ads

In its latest trading update, Malta-based operator Betsson admits defeat in its attempts to have the European Commission re-open infringement proceedings against the Netherlands. The company also commented on its recent court case against the Netherlands Gaming Authority: In July, Betsson filed an official complaint to the European Commission requesting the re-opening of infringement proceedings against the Netherlands that were[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: operators continue to withdraw from Dutch market; Romania considers new ad restrictions; Betfred enters CFD market

GiH News Roundup: operators continue to withdraw from Dutch market; Romania considers new ad restrictions; Betfred enters CFD market

Following the introduction of the new Netherlands Gaming Authority’s online enforcement policy, an increasing number of online gaming operators is instructing its affiliates to remove banners and links that target Dutch customers. Ahead of his 3 day course between 19-21 June in Haarlem, The Netherlands, Arjan Korstjens, Course Director of the Casino Marketing Academy, gives insight into the principles underlying[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino and Unions conclude new CBA; Camelot launches strategic review; Caesars drops skill games

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino and Unions conclude new CBA; Camelot launches strategic review; Caesars drops skill games

After a year-long negotiation and over thirty instances of industrial action, Holland Casino and several labor unions have agreed to a new five-year collective bargaining agreement. Employees will receive a one-off payment of 4.5% of their annual wages in 2016, wage increases of 2% in 2017 and 2018, as well as wage increases in line with the national average in[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority shuts down illegal betting shop; gambling advertising remains competency of EU member states

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority shuts down illegal betting shop; gambling advertising remains competency of EU member states

The Netherlands Gaming Authority assisted local police in shutting down an illegal betting shop. The European Parliament’s Culture and Education Committee decided last week that gambling advertising should continue to be excluded from the scope of the revised Audiovisual Media Service Directive (AMSD), keeping the regulation of such advertising a competency of the individual member states. Social casino consultant Sandra[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino employees protest privatization; Belgium’s national lottery under fire; Danske Spil to sponsor U21 teams

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino employees protest privatization; Belgium’s national lottery under fire; Danske Spil to sponsor U21 teams

Holland Casino employees are concerned that the operator’s proposed privatization will lead to more sober terms of employment and have taken formal steps to prevent, or at least delay, the transformation of the casino chain into a limited liability company. The Belgian National Lottery’s recent advertising campaign to convince customers to purchase a lottery subscription has been criticized as potentially[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Unibet speeds up customer ID process; offer made for Amaya; William Hill on track; Betsson to raise more capital

GiH News Roundup: Unibet speeds up customer ID process; offer made for Amaya; William Hill on track; Betsson to raise more capital

Unibet has integrated the electronic authentication system BankID into its Sweden-facing Unibet and MariaCasino sites, in an effort to speed up the customer identification process. The Swedish BankID system, which is used regularly by 6.5 million people, provides customers with a digital, legally binding signature. “We are looking at local solutions in other markets like Finland and the Netherlands,” a[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: binary options advertisement ban; Sportech trading update; Playtech launches HTML5 live roulette; Cherry gets UK license

GiH News Roundup: binary options advertisement ban; Sportech trading update; Playtech launches HTML5 live roulette; Cherry gets UK license

The French parliament has approved a binary options, FX and CFD advertisement ban. A similar ban is currently being worked on in the Netherlands as well. Sportech PLC, holder of the sole Dutch horse racing betting license, has released a trading update for the period from 24 August to 9 November 2016. Playtech, tech supplier to Holland Casino, has launched[Read More…]