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GiH News Roundup: VVD prepares amendment to cap duration of gaming tax increase at 1 year; Malta’s gaming industry accounts for 12% of GDP

GiH News Roundup: VVD prepares amendment to cap duration of gaming tax increase at 1 year; Malta’s gaming industry accounts for 12% of GDP

MP Aukje de Vries (VVD) said during a debate on the government’s tax plan for 2018 that her political group is currently preparing an amendment that would replace an open-ended duration of the proposed temporary gaming tax increase with a limit of one year. Gaming lawyers at Kalff Katz & Franssen weigh in on the issue of loot boxes in[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: state secretary responds to questions on gaming tax increase; Jack’s Casino opens new branch; Belgian affiliate trouble

GiH News Roundup: state secretary responds to questions on gaming tax increase; Jack’s Casino opens new branch; Belgian affiliate trouble

This Saturday, Jack’s Casino will celebrate the opening of a new branch in the Van der Valk Hotel in Eemnes, close to Hilversum. “We are very pleased with the result. It turned out very beautiful. The casino exudes a luxurious, international ambiance,” Eric Older CEO of JVH gaming & entertainment said. State Secretary Menno Snel of Finance has responded to[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority inspects local casinos; Danish regulator plans clampdown on affiliate websites

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority inspects local casinos; Danish regulator plans clampdown on affiliate websites

As part of a wider national investigation, the Netherlands Gaming Authority inspected eighteen local gaming machine halls to check their compliance with statutory duty of care provisions. The Danish Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden) revealed this week it is planning to block a number of non-compliant affiliate websites in coming months. Stockholm-listed online gambling operator Kindred Group is phasing out its UK-facing[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Gamestate CEO responds to “children’s casino” accusation; UK betting industry continues to draw fire

GiH News Roundup: Gamestate CEO responds to “children’s casino” accusation; UK betting industry continues to draw fire

The CEO of Dutch amusement arcade operator Gamestate, which earlier this year had been accused of running so-called “children’s casinos,” said that his games were not addictive in addition to unveiling plans for ongoing expansion. In related news, the mayor of Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ second city, declined to take action against a local branch of the arcade chain after being[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: operators’ financial performances compared; the challenge of customer channeling; 888 cuts “large number” of affiliates

GiH News Roundup: operators’ financial performances compared; the challenge of customer channeling; 888 cuts “large number” of affiliates

The fall edition of the Online Gaming Quarterly has just been released and includes a closer look at affiliates, the general Q3/2017 business climate, and comparative financial analyses of industry members’ performance during Q2 and H1 2017. EGBA, the European Gaming and Betting Association, has been taking a closer look at how to successfully channel customers to a regulated offering.[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: German online gaming regulation in need of “urgent attention;” Sportech CEO resigns; Playtech’s business model criticized

GiH News Roundup: German online gaming regulation in need of “urgent attention;” Sportech CEO resigns; Playtech’s business model criticized

German online gambling legislation needs urgent attention, Saxony-Anhalt Finance Minister André Schröder has warned. The Netherlands Gaming Authority is looking to hire a legal an in-house administrative lawyer. Sportech’s long-serving CEO Ian Penrose has resigned from the company as part of a broader management restructure. Sportech holds the sole Dutch tote betting license. The business model of Holland Casino supplier[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: IGT acquires rights to develop games based on John de Mol’s The Voice; affiliates set up new trade body

GiH News Roundup: IGT acquires rights to develop games based on John de Mol’s The Voice; affiliates set up new trade body

Lottery and gaming supplier International Game Technology (IGT) has secured the rights to develop games based on the international reality TV singing contest The Voice, just as Endemol founder, Big Brother creator, and Forbes-listed billionaire John de Mol is to appear in court in a legal dispute over who created the singing show. The City of Groningen and Holland Casino[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: UK operators could face fines over affiliate advertising; Eurocoin gaming launches Batman slots cabinet

GiH News Roundup: UK operators could face fines over affiliate advertising; Eurocoin gaming launches Batman slots cabinet

Yesterday, Novomatic subsidiary Eurocoin Gaming launched its new Batman-themed slots cabinet. The District Court in Amsterdam ruled yesterday, in a court case that could potentially have an impact on gambling operators, that announced rules of play in the television show “Miljoenenjacht” may trump legal obligations and protections that are, in other circumstances, normal elements of commercial activity. The new Holland[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Betsson CEO resigns; Sky Bet closes affiliate program; OneTime announces Best Casino of the Netherlands 2017 Award

GiH News Roundup: Betsson CEO resigns; Sky Bet closes affiliate program; OneTime announces Best Casino of the Netherlands 2017 Award

OneTime has announced the Best Casino of the Netherlands 2017 Award. Eight different casinos have been nominated. Ben Bensimoun has won the WSOP Circuit Rotterdam Main Event. Betsson CEO Ulrik Bengtsson has resigned his position effective immediately following a disagreement with the board over the company’s strategic priorities. “According to a number of sources, the fallout was prompted primarily by[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: new research report reviews policy options for Dutch lottery reform; multichannel customers twice as valuable

GiH News Roundup: new research report reviews policy options for Dutch lottery reform; multichannel customers twice as valuable

The Dutch government is currently exploring a number of specific scenarios to reform the Dutch lottery market. The effects of every scenario have been explored in a recently released research report. Hakim Zoufri has won the WSOP Rotterdam High Roller Event. The average lifetime value of multichannel customers is twice as high as that of non-multichannel customers, Ladbrokes Coral CEO[Read More…]