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GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority CEO Marja Appelman steps down; Gaming Authority hits operator bet-at-home with €410,000 fine

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority CEO Marja Appelman steps down; Gaming Authority hits operator bet-at-home with €410,000 fine

Netherlands Gaming Authority CEO Marja Appelman will step down from her position as of August 1, 2018. The Board of Directors of the Gaming Authority will henceforth take over the duties of the CEO. In her farewell interview, Appelman once more stresses the need for a quick enactment of the Remote Gaming Bill. The Netherlands Gaming Authority has fined online[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: CEO of Nederlandse Loterij calls for quick enactment of remote gaming bill: politicians should “start moving”

GiH News Roundup: CEO of Nederlandse Loterij calls for quick enactment of remote gaming bill: politicians should “start moving”

Yesterday, the Council of State, the Netherlands’ highest administrative court, upheld De Lotto’s current monopolies on sports betting and instant lotteries. The operator’s monopoly on numbers lotteries, however, is to be reconsidered by the Netherlands Gaming Authority. Niels Onkenhout, CEO of Nederlandse Loterij (which owns the Lotto brand) largely welcomed the ruling of the Council of State. Although Onkenhout expressed[Read More…]

Netherlands Gaming Authority ordered to revisit permissibility of numbers lottery (lotto) monopoly

Netherlands Gaming Authority ordered to revisit permissibility of numbers lottery (lotto) monopoly

The Council of State, the Netherlands’ highest administrative court, has ordered the Netherlands Gaming Authority to revisit its earlier decision to grant only a single numbers lottery (lotto) license, while such a restriction does not apply to operators of (largely similar) charity lotteries. The Council of State’s ruling means that current license holder Lotto BV may lose its numbers lottery[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: De Lotto says goodbye to television; Belgian online casinos offer too many games

GiH News Roundup: De Lotto says goodbye to television; Belgian online casinos offer too many games

The weekly draws of Dutch lottery operator De Lotto will no longer be broadcast on televison. Henceforth, players will be able to watch the draws on Facebook Live instead. Almost all Belgian-licensed online casinos appear to offer a greater number of games than is allowed by law. Industry consultant Ismail Vali discusses the outlook of the Swedish online market. UK[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: CJEU prohibits offline activities requirement for online operators; higher minimum age for Rotterdam casino visitors?

GiH News Roundup: CJEU prohibits offline activities requirement for online operators; higher minimum age for Rotterdam casino visitors?

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has ruled that the Hungarian requirement to have an offline casino in order to be allowed to offer online casino games is in clear violation of EU law. The ruling also prohibits enforcement by the Hungarian authorities based on its current gambling legislation which is not in line with the EU freedom to provide[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: GVC CEO promises that Ladbrokes deal will deliver for shareholders; Arsenal to partner with cryptocurrency

GiH News Roundup: GVC CEO promises that Ladbrokes deal will deliver for shareholders; Arsenal to partner with cryptocurrency

The weekly broadcast of the draw of Dutch lottery De Lotto is staged, the operator confirmed. GVC Holdings’ multi-billion pound deal for Ladbrokes Coral will deliver similar shareholder returns to previous acquisitions and avoid the type of product development slowdowns that have hurt other major mergers, according to CEO Kenny Alexander. Hungary’s state-owned gambling monopoly is increasingly reliant on sports[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Agreement on new German Interstate Treaty on Gambling; Mr Green reports  improved results; a Spanish start-up accelerator

GiH News Roundup: Agreement on new German Interstate Treaty on Gambling; Mr Green reports improved results; a Spanish start-up accelerator

Last Friday. the prime ministers of the sixteen German federal states (Länder) reached broad agreement on the outline of a new Interstate Treaty on Gambling to replace the current treaty that has been widely criticized by the courts and the European Commission. The previous treaty’s restriction on issuing no more than twenty sports betting licenses will be scrapped, to be[Read More…]