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GiH News Roundup: Belgium introduces restrictions on gambling advertising; WRR argues for gov’t role in allocation of charity lottery funds

GiH News Roundup: Belgium introduces restrictions on gambling advertising; WRR argues for gov’t role in allocation of charity lottery funds

In a recent report, the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) argued that it would “not be unreasonable” to give the government a role in deciding the allocation of the remittances of licensed charity lotteries to specific good causes.

GiH News Roundup: Belgian Gambling Commission sanctions Ladbrokes; UKGC to conduct new research on gambling-related harm

GiH News Roundup: Belgian Gambling Commission sanctions Ladbrokes; UKGC to conduct new research on gambling-related harm

The Belgian Gambling Commission sanctioned Ladbrokes by ordering the firm to close all its local betting offices for one day, as the operator was caught offering unlicensed virtual sports betting products to its Belgian customers. The Italian parliament has given final approval to outlaw gambling advertising. Italy’s gambling regulator AAMS has a new head after Benedetto Mineo was appointed to[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino reports 5.2% YoY revenue increase, will introduce skill-based gaming; Norway to restrict online gambling

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino reports 5.2% YoY revenue increase, will introduce skill-based gaming; Norway to restrict online gambling

Holland Casino reported revenues of €639.2m in 2017, a 5.2% increase compared to the previous year. Holland Casino is planning to introduce gambling machines featuring skill-based elements in its Utrecht branch to attract a younger audience. An anonymous Dutch poker player won more than one million dollar in an online poker tournament. A coalition of Norwegian political parties has secured[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: De Lotto says goodbye to television; Belgian online casinos offer too many games

GiH News Roundup: De Lotto says goodbye to television; Belgian online casinos offer too many games

The weekly draws of Dutch lottery operator De Lotto will no longer be broadcast on televison. Henceforth, players will be able to watch the draws on Facebook Live instead. Almost all Belgian-licensed online casinos appear to offer a greater number of games than is allowed by law. Industry consultant Ismail Vali discusses the outlook of the Swedish online market. UK[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Belgian court upholds VAT exemption for online gambling; ESMA prohibits sale of binary options to retail customers

GiH News Roundup: Belgian court upholds VAT exemption for online gambling; ESMA prohibits sale of binary options to retail customers

Following a challenge from Kindred Group, Belgium’s Constitutional Court has struck down a bill that placed a heavy value-added tax (VAT) load on the shoulders of gambling operators in the country. Despite government opposition, Slovenia has moved closer to online sports betting liberalization. The European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA) has agreed on measures on the provision of contracts for[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: register now for the GiH Lunch @ICE; Belgium the “Wild West” of online gambling; 42% of UK eSports bettors are women

GiH News Roundup: register now for the GiH Lunch @ICE; Belgium the “Wild West” of online gambling; 42% of UK eSports bettors are women

Registration for the Gaming in Holland Lunch at ICE 2018 is now open. The GiH Lunch will take place on Wednesday, February 7, starting at noon. Every year, professionals from all industry sectors, land-based, online, and lotteries, meet up in London against the backdrop of Europe’s premier gaming conference to discuss the latest developments in Dutch gaming. If you are[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority will not oversee cryptocurrency trading; LeoVegas extends its UK presence

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority will not oversee cryptocurrency trading; LeoVegas extends its UK presence

Investing in cryptocurrencies is, legally speaking, not a game of chance, the Netherlands Gaming Authority said. Belgian Magazine De Tijd published a profile of professional poker player Kenny Hallaert. In 2017, the Belgian National Lottery posted an 8% revenue increase compared to the previous year. Digital sales increased by a third. Multilotto has launched a new lottery game based on[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: land-based gaming in the Netherlands up 3.8% in 2016; Netherlands Gaming Authority evaluation findings published

GiH News Roundup: land-based gaming in the Netherlands up 3.8% in 2016; Netherlands Gaming Authority evaluation findings published

Land-based gambling in the Netherlands (including lotteries) grew 3.8% in 2016. GGR increased to €2.47bn, up from €2.34bn in the previous year, according to the Netherlands Gaming Authority’s Market scan land–based gambling 2016. Researchers from several universities participated in a government-commissioned evaluation of the Netherlands Gaming Authority. Yesterday, the results were published and sent to the Lower House. According to[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: Dutch gov’t proposes new AML legislation; Nederlandse Loterij creates prize to reward health and happiness initiatives

GiH News Roundup: Dutch gov’t proposes new AML legislation; Nederlandse Loterij creates prize to reward health and happiness initiatives

The Dutch government has proposed new anti-money laundering legislation which would not only apply to casinos offering table games (as is already the case), but also to amusement halls, lotteries, and sports betting operators. Nederlandse Loterij has created a prize to reward social initiatives that contribute to health and happiness in the Netherlands. A pilot study has shown that E-Assyst,[Read More…]