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GiH News Roundup: Denmark and the Czech Republic record online growth; gaming brands launch successful World Cup advertising campaigns

GiH News Roundup: Denmark and the Czech Republic record online growth; gaming brands launch successful World Cup advertising campaigns

Denmark’s regulated gambling market revenue grew nearly 9% in the first quarter of 2018, largely on the strength of its online casino licensees. In 2017, the Czech Republic’s regulated online gambling market shot up 56% year-on-year to CZK8.3b, representing slightly more than one-fifth of the overall market. Gambling brands have provided some of the most popular and effective UK advertising[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Sportech sells its Dutch tote betting business to RBP Luxembourg for €3.25m; Denmark proposes limits on sign-up bonuses

GiH News Roundup: Sportech sells its Dutch tote betting business to RBP Luxembourg for €3.25m; Denmark proposes limits on sign-up bonuses

Sports betting company Sportech has announced the intended sale of its Netherlands-based business Sportech Racing BV to RBP Luxembourg for a fee of €3.25m. The transaction is expected to close in H2 2018. The Dutch government has finally responded to three policy recommendations which were proposed by the Netherlands Gaming Authority in March 2017 on the topics of 1) gaming[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: 4 out of 10 loot boxes violate Dutch Gambling Act; Danish online market accounts for over half of all gambling revenue

GiH News Roundup: 4 out of 10 loot boxes violate Dutch Gambling Act; Danish online market accounts for over half of all gambling revenue

Four out of ten video games containing loot boxes that were investigated by the Netherlands Gaming Authority contravene the Dutch Gambling Act. Game publishers who remain in violation of the Gambling Act after June 20, 2018, may face enforcement action by the Dutch regulator. Denmark’s licensed online gambling operators now account for over half of all market revenue, according to[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Postcode Lottery extends partnership with Natuurmonumenten; Stars Group approved for cross-border liquidity sharing

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Postcode Lottery extends partnership with Natuurmonumenten; Stars Group approved for cross-border liquidity sharing

Dutch lottery operator Nationale Postcode Loterij has extended its cooperation with Vereniging Natuurmonumenten, an environmental protection society, for another five years. Under the agreement, Vereniging Natuurmonumenten will receive ca. €13.5m annually. The Stars Group is the first operator to be approved for cross-border poker liquidity sharing by the French regulator. After two years of patiently waiting, Novomatic AG’s acquisition of[Read More…]

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: Netherlands Gaming Authority inspects local casinos; Danish regulator plans clampdown on affiliate websites

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority inspects local casinos; Danish regulator plans clampdown on affiliate websites

As part of a wider national investigation, the Netherlands Gaming Authority inspected eighteen local gaming machine halls to check their compliance with statutory duty of care provisions. The Danish Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden) revealed this week it is planning to block a number of non-compliant affiliate websites in coming months. Stockholm-listed online gambling operator Kindred Group is phasing out its UK-facing[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Spanish regulator announces third online licensing round; Denmark’s online casino market sets new records

GiH News Roundup: Spanish regulator announces third online licensing round; Denmark’s online casino market sets new records

While other markets are still on hold, Spain’s Direction General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) regulatory body formally announced it would soon begin accepting new applications for online gambling operators interested in entering the country’s regulated market. As soon as the official call for tender will be published in Spain’s Official Gazette, a one-year window will open in which operators[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch online enforcement policy continues to impact international operators; Loterijverlies appoints new board members

GiH News Roundup: Dutch online enforcement policy continues to impact international operators; Loterijverlies appoints new board members

In the wake of last week’s introduction of a stricter online enforcement policy by the Netherlands Gaming Authority, LeoVegas has joined other international operators in refusing to accept traffic from promotional .nl domains. Class action claim foundation Loterijverlies has appointed two new board members following the suspension of its founder Ferdy Roet. VAN, the Dutch trade association of land-based gaming[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: What’s next for Holland? Danish and Spanish gambling stats; internet governance and online gaming

GiH News Roundup: What’s next for Holland? Danish and Spanish gambling stats; internet governance and online gaming

What’s next for the Dutch gaming market? EGR Intel, Gaming in Holland, and SBTech hosted a briefing on the latest regulatory developments in the Dutch gaming, betting, and lottery markets. State Secretary Eric Wiebes responded to questions by members of the Dutch Senate regarding appointments to the supervisory boards of Holland Casino and Nederlandse Loterij. Gaming test lab Trisigma will[Read More…]