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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…]

GiH News Roundup: police raids illegal casino; gambling companies among Europe’s fastest growing firms; eSports gambling on the rise

GiH News Roundup: police raids illegal casino; gambling companies among Europe’s fastest growing firms; eSports gambling on the rise

Yesterday, the police raided an illegal casino in Amsterdam. Five gambling firms, Bet365, Lottoland, Smarkets, Kambi and Spreadex, were named among Europe’s 1,000 fastest-growing companies in a new list compiled by the Financial Times. 888 Holdings has said that it could relocate its headquarters from Gibraltar to Malta, should the former be negatively impacted by the UK’s exit from the[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino sued; desktop still has benefits; Paddy Power Betfair reports 3% drop in Q4 online revenues

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino sued; desktop still has benefits; Paddy Power Betfair reports 3% drop in Q4 online revenues

Dutch labor union FNV is suing Holland Casino in order to preserve its employees’ job security. State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice has officially informed the Dutch Lower House on the granting of various lottery and land-based sports betting licenses by the Netherlands Gaming Authority. Mobile is devouring desktop traffic around the world, but bet365 discovered that desktop[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Staatsloterij suffers results checker malfunction; Novamedia founders give away shares; William Hill leaves Czech Republic

GiH News Roundup: Staatsloterij suffers results checker malfunction; Novamedia founders give away shares; William Hill leaves Czech Republic

Staatsloterij (part of Nederlandse Loterij) received numerous complaints after its results checker malfunctioned following the lottery’s biggest-of-the-year New Year’s Eve draw. In response, the operator released this statement. Boudewijn Poelmann and Annemiek Hoogenboom, co-founders of Novamedia, the company owning the Postcode Lottery format, have donated their shares to a non-profit foundation in order to protect Novamedia as a “social enterprise.”[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Will Dutch gaming legislation be EU proof? Swiss ICT org warns: no IP blocking; Bet365 “not operating illegally” in China

GiH News Roundup: Will Dutch gaming legislation be EU proof? Swiss ICT org warns: no IP blocking; Bet365 “not operating illegally” in China

Will Dutch gambling legislation be “EU proof” if the long-awaited remote gaming bill will be enacted? The differential treatment of online and offline gaming (lotteries and land-based betting) casts doubt on that ambition. Centrum voor Verantwoord Spelen (“Center for Responsible Gaming”) has released its annual report. Nederlandse Loterij is looking to hire a customer service agent for its Toto game.[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority takes action; a new Holland Casino Academy; UK online gaming overtakes lottery and retail

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority takes action; a new Holland Casino Academy; UK online gaming overtakes lottery and retail

The Netherlands Gaming Authority filed a cease and desist order against a local slot machine operator whose gaming license had expired. Holland Casino and ROC Zadkine, a school offering intermediate vocational education, have jointly established the Holland Casino Academy. With revenues of £4.5bn, the UK online gaming sector made up 33% of the country’s entire gambling market, surpassing both the[Read More…]