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GiH News Roundup: Senate schedules vote on Remote Gaming Bill; Raffld to temporarily suspend operations

GiH News Roundup: Senate schedules vote on Remote Gaming Bill; Raffld to temporarily suspend operations

This Tuesday, February 19, the Dutch Senate will vote on the Remote Gaming Bill, starting at 13:35 CET.

GiH News Roundup: Belgian court upholds VAT exemption for online gambling; ESMA prohibits sale of binary options to retail customers

GiH News Roundup: Belgian court upholds VAT exemption for online gambling; ESMA prohibits sale of binary options to retail customers

Following a challenge from Kindred Group, Belgium’s Constitutional Court has struck down a bill that placed a heavy value-added tax (VAT) load on the shoulders of gambling operators in the country. Despite government opposition, Slovenia has moved closer to online sports betting liberalization. The European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA) has agreed on measures on the provision of contracts for[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: UKGC proposes stricter advertising rules; Portugal could join shared poker liquidity pool in Q2

GiH News Roundup: UKGC proposes stricter advertising rules; Portugal could join shared poker liquidity pool in Q2

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has opened a public consultation on proposed changes to regulations relating to marketing and advertising, unfair terms, and complaints and disputes. According to the UKGC’s proposals, UK gambling operators could face stiff financial penalties for breaching advertising rules. Scientific Games has said that it expects to post a 7% year-on-year increase in revenue for the[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Las Vegas rocked by mass shooting; Svenska Spel to launch online casino; ESSA sports integrity projects receive EU funding

GiH News Roundup: Las Vegas rocked by mass shooting; Svenska Spel to launch online casino; ESSA sports integrity projects receive EU funding

Las Vegas has been rocked by a mass hooting, just hours ahead of the opening of the G2E Conference, Swedish state-owned operator Svenska Spel is preparing the launch of an online casino as soon as new regulation comes into force in January 2019. The operator is anticipating huge growth once an open market is officially introduced in the country. International[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: 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…]