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GiH News Roundup: Evolution Gaming to acquire Ezugi; Holland Casino hosts 27th edition of Master Classics of Poker

GiH News Roundup: Evolution Gaming to acquire Ezugi; Holland Casino hosts 27th edition of Master Classics of Poker

Live casino provider Evolution Gaming has entered into an agreement to acquire the business of Ezugi, a live dealer gaming provider, in an all cash deal with an initial consideration of $12 million.

GiH News Roundup: 43% of Dutch consumers oppose legalizing online gambling; Dutch experts discuss online gambling on radio show

GiH News Roundup: 43% of Dutch consumers oppose legalizing online gambling; Dutch experts discuss online gambling on radio show

According to a recent opinion poll, 34% of respondents in the Netherlands are in favor of legalizing online gambling, 43% are opposed, while 23% don’t know.

GiH News Roundup: WSOP returns to Rotterdam; Swedish regulator receives 22 license applications on first day of submissions

GiH News Roundup: WSOP returns to Rotterdam; Swedish regulator receives 22 license applications on first day of submissions

The 2018-19 World Series of Poker International Circuit will visit Holland Casino Rotterdam from August 31 through September 8, 2018. The Dutch state has withdrawn its appeal in cassation against an earlier decision by the Appeals Court in The Hague with regard to the specific height of the tax adjustments that were imposed on a Dutch online poker player. The[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: bad weekend for betting operators; Spanish legislators want to divert gaming tax to support gambling addiction therapies

GiH News Roundup: bad weekend for betting operators; Spanish legislators want to divert gaming tax to support gambling addiction therapies

Spain’s opposition party, the Partido Popular, has called for some of the country’s gambling tax take to be diverted towards supporting gambling addiction diagnosis and therapies. Gambling firms could use GPS to target vulnerable customers with offers, experts warn. UK betting operator Bet365 said Saturday was “one of the worst days in our history,” losing eight figures over the three[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Belgian match-fixing scandal illustrates need for quick enactment of Remote Gaming Bill; Playtech to sell 20M GVC shares

GiH News Roundup: Belgian match-fixing scandal illustrates need for quick enactment of Remote Gaming Bill; Playtech to sell 20M GVC shares

Only 12 days to go before the 7th annual Gaming in Holland Conference & Expo kicks off in Amsterdam! Register today or check out the event’s agenda here. Two people were arrested in the Netherlands in relation to the recent tennis match-fixing scandal centered on Belgium. The match-fixing case was initially brought to light by an investigation of the Belgian[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: KSA: “more oversight needed,” as Dutch punter commits suicide over gambling debts; Bet365 said to relocate to Malta

GiH News Roundup: KSA: “more oversight needed,” as Dutch punter commits suicide over gambling debts; Bet365 said to relocate to Malta

Bet365, one of the world’s leading online gambling groups, has reportedly finalized plans to relocate its operations to Malta from Gibraltar as soon as the UK exits the European Union next year. Other gaming companies are expected to follow suit. A 26-year-old man committed suicide in the Netherlands over online gambling debts. The remote gaming bill that is pending in[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Mathijs Jonkers wins third place at WSOP Europe; Dutch land-based operators preparing for opening of online market

GiH News Roundup: Mathijs Jonkers wins third place at WSOP Europe; Dutch land-based operators preparing for opening of online market

Dutch poker player Mathijs Jonkers ended in third place at the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe and took home €476,585. “I can’t believe what happened,” Mathijs told Gaming in Holland. “It is incredible how many people watched the broadcasts of the tournament. It felt like the entire country supported me. I have tried to present poker in a positive[Read More…]

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: Netherlands Gaming Authority continues with gaming hall inspections; Belgian police officers commit ID theft to gamble

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority continues with gaming hall inspections; Belgian police officers commit ID theft to gamble

On Thursday, the Netherlands Gaming Authority inspected eighteen gaming machine halls to check their compliance with statutory duty of care provisions. On Friday, the regulator inspected twelve more. Dutch poker player Fedor Holz has won the Partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Austria High Roller event. Dozens of police officers in the Belgian city of Antwerp used law enforcement information systems to[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch gambling liberalization “a monumental failure;” city of Assen proposes new casino

GiH News Roundup: Dutch gambling liberalization “a monumental failure;” city of Assen proposes new casino

“It’s important to not let the states get away with it,” Betsson CEO Ulrik Bengtsson said of his company’s decision to to ignore the “illegal” enforcement policy of the Netherlands Gaming Authority. Bengtsson also deemed the looming failure of Dutch gambling liberalization “a monumental failure:” The Dutch have been scrambling since 2012 to amend a gaming law from 1964 that[Read More…]