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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: Netherlands Gaming Authority board members reappointed; VAN Kansspelen updates problem gambling awareness training courses

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority board members reappointed; VAN Kansspelen updates problem gambling awareness training courses

Jan Suyver and Henk Kesler have been reappointed as chairman of the board and member of the board of the Netherlands Gaming Authority for a period of six months. Trade association VAN Kansspelen and GGZ Nederland, an organization of mental health and addiction care providers in the Netherlands, have updated the problem gambling awareness training courses offered to amusement arcade[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Lottovate appoints new GM; launch of Poland’s monopoly casino site delayed until H2; Plus500 announces larger growth

GiH News Roundup: Lottovate appoints new GM; launch of Poland’s monopoly casino site delayed until H2; Plus500 announces larger growth

Lottery innovator ZEAL has restructured its senior management team, with former CTO Susan Standiford taking over as general manager for ZEAL’s social lotto brand, Lottovate, which is currently scheduled to launch in the Netherlands in Q1. On behalf of EGR Intel, GiH founder Willem van Oort offers three predictions for 2018. The launch of Poland’s monopoly online casino will be[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: regulator and ministries take step toward possible privatization of Dutch State Lottery; Fortuna goes private

GiH News Roundup: regulator and ministries take step toward possible privatization of Dutch State Lottery; Fortuna goes private

The Netherlands Gaming Authority, in consultation with the Ministries of Justice and Finance, has decided to abolish several provisions that currently determine the minimum extent of the Dutch State Lottery’s mandatory remittance to the state’s coffers, in order to allow greater financial flexibility ahead of the operator’s possible privatization. The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is pushing back against local media[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: online gaming regulation in the Netherlands “a nightmare;” Germany’s online casino games prohibition ruled constitutional

GiH News Roundup: online gaming regulation in the Netherlands “a nightmare;” Germany’s online casino games prohibition ruled constitutional

Online gaming regulation in the Netherlands has been “chaotic” and “a nightmare,” according to Ulrik Bengtsson, former CEO of Betsson, at EiG 2017. Bengtsson also said, citing compliance and consolidation, that it is “very hard” to see a sustainable future for a lot of small affiliates. The Federal Administrative Court of Leipzig has ruled against two EU-based operators that Germany’s[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Sportech board seeking corporate sale; Italy mulls higher betting taxes; MGA chairman pledges commitment to blockchain

GiH News Roundup: Sportech board seeking corporate sale; Italy mulls higher betting taxes; MGA chairman pledges commitment to blockchain

Betting systems provider Sportech Plc, holder of the Dutch tote betting license, has announced that it is seeking a corporate sale of its entire enterprise. Italy’s sports betting operators could face higher taxes on both land-based and online operations. According to preliminary proposals, land-based betting taxes would be raised one point, from 18% to 19%, while online betting tax would[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino Groningen “in compliance” with fire codes; Germany’s gray market set to continue as modernization fails

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino Groningen “in compliance” with fire codes; Germany’s gray market set to continue as modernization fails

The Holland Casino branch in the city of Groningen that was totally destroyed by fire in late August, was in full compliance with all fire safety regulations. Local inhabitants may be invited to help decide on the new temporary location in the city. The latest attempt to modernize Germany’s Interstate Treaty on Gambling has failed as the state of Schleswig-Holstein[Read More…]