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GiH News Roundup: Dutch gambling sector grows faster than overall economy; Danske Spil introduces mandatory deposit limits

GiH News Roundup: Dutch gambling sector grows faster than overall economy; Danske Spil introduces mandatory deposit limits

Since 2015, the Dutch gambling sector has grown slightly faster (9%) than the overall economy (7.7%). In 2018, Dutch consumers spent €2.5b on gambling-related products and services.

GiH News Roundup: diversity remains hot-button issue in gaming industry; horse racing makes comeback in Spain

GiH News Roundup: diversity remains hot-button issue in gaming industry; horse racing makes comeback in Spain

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group becomes the latest betting enterprise to join the sector’s growing All-in Diversity Project, as part of the firm’s ongoing initiatives to develop inclusive and sustainable corporate frameworks. “The industry needs to get smart on diversity,” according to Jan Jones Blackhurst, the former Mayor of Las Vegas and current Vice President of Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility at[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: consumer protection organization chides Postcode Loterij; CMA launches enforcement action against UK operators

GiH News Roundup: consumer protection organization chides Postcode Loterij; CMA launches enforcement action against UK operators

Dutch consumer protection organization Consumentenbond has chided local lottery operator Postcode Loterij for making it excessively hard to cancel subscriptions. “Earlier pledges from the Postcode Loterij to make this process easier have been proven worthless,” Consumentenbond said. Yesterday, the UK Competition and Markets Authority launched enforcement action against a number of online gambling firms in respect of practices that may[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch gov’t, Lower House to address match-fixing; William Hill posts 6% net revenue increase in trading update

GiH News Roundup: Dutch gov’t, Lower House to address match-fixing; William Hill posts 6% net revenue increase in trading update

The Dutch Lower House sees match-fixing as one of the major threats to the integrity of sports and is considering different ways to address this issue. The Minister for Legal Protection, Sander Dekker, has responded to questions from MP Madeleine van Toorenburg (CDA) regarding so-called “children’s’ casinos,” i.e., arcade halls offering games of skill with which players can win small[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: disappointing weekend for Dutch punters; Ministry official to discuss new enforcement policy at GiH Conference

GiH News Roundup: disappointing weekend for Dutch punters; Ministry official to discuss new enforcement policy at GiH Conference

This weekend, Holland Casino was hit, once more, by a series of strikes. Following last Thursday’s closure of a number of Netherlands-facing online casino due to the stricter enforcement policy of the Netherlands Gaming Authority, few options remained over the past weekend for eager punters. Dennis van Breemen, Program Manager Gaming Policy Modernization at the Ministry of Security and Justice,[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: ninth strike at Holland Casino; Dutch State Lottery faces yet another lawsuit; Europe’s biggest sports betting bar opens

GiH News Roundup: ninth strike at Holland Casino; Dutch State Lottery faces yet another lawsuit; Europe’s biggest sports betting bar opens

On Sunday afternoon, employees at Holland Casino Venlo went on strike. It was the ninth strike since the middle of April. Yet another class action claim foundation has started proceedings against the Dutch State Lottery. The settlement that was offered to lottery players, on account of the operator’s misleading advertising practices, should have been far more generous, according to the[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino employees protest privatization; Belgium’s national lottery under fire; Danske Spil to sponsor U21 teams

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino employees protest privatization; Belgium’s national lottery under fire; Danske Spil to sponsor U21 teams

Holland Casino employees are concerned that the operator’s proposed privatization will lead to more sober terms of employment and have taken formal steps to prevent, or at least delay, the transformation of the casino chain into a limited liability company. The Belgian National Lottery’s recent advertising campaign to convince customers to purchase a lottery subscription has been criticized as potentially[Read More…]