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GiH News Roundup: Betsson loses court case against Netherlands Gaming Authority; Sweden’s unregulated market grows 17% in H1 2017

GiH News Roundup: Betsson loses court case against Netherlands Gaming Authority; Sweden’s unregulated market grows 17% in H1 2017

As predicted, Betsson’s complaint against the Netherlands Gaming Authority, with which the company sought to prevent the Dutch regulator from taking steps against its Kroon Casino and Oranje Casino brands in accordance with the gaming authority’s recently tightened enforcement policy, was ruled inadmissible by the preliminary injunction court in The Hague. The Rwandan start-up EarthEnable has won the Postcode Lottery[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: Betsson sues Netherlands Gaming Authority; Czech government imposes new curbs on online operators

GiH News Roundup: Betsson sues Netherlands Gaming Authority; Czech government imposes new curbs on online operators

Yesterday, Betsson and the Netherlands Gaming Authority squared off at the preliminary injunction court in The Hague, as the Malta-based online operator sought to prevent the Dutch gaming authority from taking steps against its Kroon Casino and Oranje Casino brands in accordance with the regulator’s recently tightened enforcement policy. Read our full report here. The Czech government has imposed curbs[Read More…]

REPORT: Betsson seeks preliminary injunction against Netherlands Gaming Authority’s tightened enforcement policy

REPORT: Betsson seeks preliminary injunction against Netherlands Gaming Authority’s tightened enforcement policy

On Thursday, Betsson and the Netherlands Gaming Authority squared off at the preliminary injunction court in The Hague, as the Malta-based online operator sought to prevent the Dutch gaming authority from taking steps against its Kroon Casino and Oranje Casino brands in accordance with the regulator’s recently tightened enforcement policy. A court case six years in the making Even though[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch court backs regulator’s fines; IMGL fall conference to be held in Denmark; Betsson Q2 revenue up 26%

GiH News Roundup: Dutch court backs regulator’s fines; IMGL fall conference to be held in Denmark; Betsson Q2 revenue up 26%

The District Court of the The Hague has ruled that the Netherlands Gaming Authority was justified in issuing fines to unlicensed online operators Co-Gaming Limited (previously Come On), Onisac Limited, and Mansion Online Casino Limited. The full ruling has not yet been published. The International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) fall 2017 gaming conference will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark,[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: Betsson asks EC to re-open infringement proceedings against the Netherlands; Dutch gambling law compliant with EU law?

GiH News Roundup: Betsson asks EC to re-open infringement proceedings against the Netherlands; Dutch gambling law compliant with EU law?

Betsson has asked the European Commission to re-open infringement proceedings against the Netherlands. Ulrik Bengtsson, CEO and President, Betsson AB: Betsson view the ongoing confusion in the Dutch market as unacceptable. We have therefore submitted an official complaint to the European Commission. The current law in the Netherlands is not in line with EU law and we have therefore asked[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Gauselmann reports growth; tennis player receives death threats from disappointed punter; online industry “too lazy”

GiH News Roundup: Gauselmann reports growth; tennis player receives death threats from disappointed punter; online industry “too lazy”

There are only a few days left to apply for one of the several open positions at the Netherlands Gaming Authority. German gaming business Gauselmann, active in the Netherlands under the brand Merkur, saw its turnover increase in 2016 by 14.2% to €2.53bn. Dutch tennis player Richel Hoogenkamp received death threats from a disappointed gambler who lost $1500 betting on[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Betsson sends Head of Regulatory Affairs to GiH Conference; PokerStars opens second office to handle non-poker business

GiH News Roundup: Betsson sends Head of Regulatory Affairs to GiH Conference; PokerStars opens second office to handle non-poker business

Betsson’s Head of Regulatory Affairs, Corinne Valletta, will attend the upcoming Gaming in Holland Conference & Expo to hear about the newly tightened enforcement policy of the Netherlands Gaming Authority. PokerStars has opened a second Isle of Man office to handle its growing online casino and sports betting businesses. Problem gamblers display gender-distinct behavioral indicators in their reactions to gambling-related[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: strikes continue at Holland Casino; Loterijverlies loses another court case; ESSA elects new chairperson

GiH News Roundup: strikes continue at Holland Casino; Loterijverlies loses another court case; ESSA elects new chairperson

Last night, Holland Casino employees in Utrecht went on strike; for the twelfth time since April. Today, employees in the Holland Casino branches in Breda, Rotterdam, Utrecht, and Scheveningen will go on strike as well. Class action claim foundation Loterijverlies has lost its court case in which it sought to prevent the Dutch State Lottery from offering a free draw[Read More…]