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GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority issued record €1.7m in fines in 2018; Swedish re-regulated market open for business

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority issued record €1.7m in fines in 2018; Swedish re-regulated market open for business

Industry watcher Meneer Casino has taken a peek in its crystal ball and came up with these five predictions for 2019.

GiH News Roundup: former heads of Dutch illegal gambling operator given prison sentences; Curaçao to increase online gambling oversight

GiH News Roundup: former heads of Dutch illegal gambling operator given prison sentences; Curaçao to increase online gambling oversight

The three former heads of Bubble Group, an Eindhoven-based illegal online operator, have been given prison sentences of up to two years, after being convicted of illegal gambling, money laundering, tax evasion, and participation in a criminal organization.

GiH News Roundup: Responsibility in Gaming Awards shortlist announced; Italian gov’t proposes complete ban on gambling advertising

GiH News Roundup: Responsibility in Gaming Awards shortlist announced; Italian gov’t proposes complete ban on gambling advertising

Only 4 days to go before the 7th annual Gaming in Holland Conference & Expo kicks off in Amsterdam! Register today or check out the event’s agenda here. The shortlist for the inaugural Responsibility in Gaming Awards has been announced. Find out who the winners will be at the exclusive awards dinner taking place next week at the Gaming in[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino reports 5.2% YoY revenue increase, will introduce skill-based gaming; Norway to restrict online gambling

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino reports 5.2% YoY revenue increase, will introduce skill-based gaming; Norway to restrict online gambling

Holland Casino reported revenues of €639.2m in 2017, a 5.2% increase compared to the previous year. Holland Casino is planning to introduce gambling machines featuring skill-based elements in its Utrecht branch to attract a younger audience. An anonymous Dutch poker player won more than one million dollar in an online poker tournament. A coalition of Norwegian political parties has secured[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: German ruling party calls on state governments to negotiate new Interstate Treaty on Gambling; Malta unveils AML strategy

GiH News Roundup: German ruling party calls on state governments to negotiate new Interstate Treaty on Gambling; Malta unveils AML strategy

Representatives of German political party CDU/CSU are calling on state governments to negotiate a new Interstate Treaty on Gambling in order to create “sustainable, transparent and non-discriminatory gambling regulation in Germany.” Malta’s first-ever anti-money laundering strategy was presented last week, in an attempt to “take all necessary action against financial crimes.” Italy’s lead regulatory body for gambling and betting services[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: French gov’t to start privatization of national lottery operator; 888 to challenge German ban on online casinos

GiH News Roundup: French gov’t to start privatization of national lottery operator; 888 to challenge German ban on online casinos

The French Government will begin privatizing the country’s national lottery provider by selling an estimated 50% share in Francaise des Jeux (FDJ), according to reports in a local journal. UK-listed online gambling operator 888 Holdings says it will file a constitutional appeal to a German Federal Administrative Court ruling barring online casino operators from dealing with German customers. A Swiss[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: German court strikes blow against lottery monopoly; GVC expands online bingo presence; SIGMA’17 draws thousands

GiH News Roundup: German court strikes blow against lottery monopoly; GVC expands online bingo presence; SIGMA’17 draws thousands

For the first time, a German court has ruled against the lottery monopolies held by the separate Länder. Because of the large amount of lottery marketing, the monopolies do not serve the permitted goal of limiting addiction; and thus, violate both EU law and the German constitution. Dutch broadcaster RTL aired a news item (starting at 7:20) on the dangers[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: 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…]

GiH News Roundup: German online gaming regulation in need of “urgent attention;” Sportech CEO resigns; Playtech’s business model criticized

GiH News Roundup: German online gaming regulation in need of “urgent attention;” Sportech CEO resigns; Playtech’s business model criticized

German online gambling legislation needs urgent attention, Saxony-Anhalt Finance Minister André Schröder has warned. The Netherlands Gaming Authority is looking to hire a legal an in-house administrative lawyer. Sportech’s long-serving CEO Ian Penrose has resigned from the company as part of a broader management restructure. Sportech holds the sole Dutch tote betting license. The business model of Holland Casino supplier[Read More…]