GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino posts 12% increase in H1 revenue; Malta Gaming Authority establishes new sports integrity unit
Holland Casino posted a 12% revenue increase in H1 2019 compared to the same period in the previous year.
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.
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.
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]