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GiH News Roundup: grand opening of Holland Casino Amsterdam West; MRG joins EGBA; 888 shares fall after slump in UK performance

GiH News Roundup: grand opening of Holland Casino Amsterdam West; MRG joins EGBA; 888 shares fall after slump in UK performance

Holland Casino officially opened its newest branch in Amsterdam West.

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority hits Betsson with €300k fine

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority hits Betsson with €300k fine

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has hit Betsson’s Netherlands-facing subsidiary Corona, operator of the Oranje and Kroon online casino brands, with a €300,000 fine for offering online gaming to customers in the country without a license. Betsson is reportedly locked in internal deliberations and assessments, as the group judges whether to appeal the decision. As a consequence of the Dutch government’s[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Belgian operators to promote responsible gaming ahead of World Cup; GVC expects EBITDA to fall by £160m

GiH News Roundup: Belgian operators to promote responsible gaming ahead of World Cup; GVC expects EBITDA to fall by £160m

To celebrate the newly-concluded strategic partnership between Gaming in Holland and Holland Casino, dozens of guests were invited for a tour and exclusive dinner at Holland Casino’s newest branch: Holland Casino Amsterdam West. Photos of the event are available here. We would like to thank Holland Casino, and CEO Erwin van Lambaart in particular, for their hospitality! Five major Belgian[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Senate Committee asks gov’t to provide timetable for answering Senate questions on remote gaming and casino reform bills

GiH News Roundup: Senate Committee asks gov’t to provide timetable for answering Senate questions on remote gaming and casino reform bills

The Permanent Committee for Justice and Security of the Dutch Senate have asked the government to indicate when it will be able to respond to questions submitted by the Upper House regarding the remote gaming bill and casino reform bill. The Committee also said it will be expecting an answer before March 30. UK betting operator and technology supplier Sportech[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch remote market “expected to open” in January 2019; Dutch regulator releases report on gambling risks

GiH News Roundup: Dutch remote market “expected to open” in January 2019; Dutch regulator releases report on gambling risks

Henk Kesler, chairman of the board of the Netherlands Gaming Authority, reportedly said at the ESSA conference “Integrity in sports betting: what’s at stake?” that the Dutch remote market will open on 1 January 2019. Furthermore, new legislation, currently under consideration by the Dutch Senate, will increase the regulator’s ability to fight match-fixing. The Netherlands Gaming Authority published a report[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: Belgian punters wager €616m annually; Malta’s gaming sector under scrutiny; UK media exhibit “anti-gambling agenda”

GiH News Roundup: Belgian punters wager €616m annually; Malta’s gaming sector under scrutiny; UK media exhibit “anti-gambling agenda”

Belgian punters wagered €616 million in 2015. Investigations into Malta’s gaming sector could soon be stepped up in the wake of an anti-Mafia probe, which uncovered a €2 billion money-laundering operation, and European Union-wide legislative changes. PlayWSOP.com, a social poker app with no real-money companion product, signed a sponsorship deal with Spain’s La Liga football club Sevilla FC, worth “several[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino publishes streaker ad; Swedish affiliate company caught targeting minors

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino publishes streaker ad; Swedish affiliate company caught targeting minors

Holland Casino released a new online commercial featuring a streaker. Kindred’s Chief Commercial Officer, Ebba Ljungerud, discussed the company’s multi-brand strategy, its recent name change, and creating conditions for further growth. In this interview, IGT CEO Walter Bugno discusses, among other things, his company’s European growth strategy: The European market is very stable and mature on the casino gaming side,[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: strikes at Holland Casino; IGT sells social casino unit; problem gamblers lack flexibility in adjusting risk attitude

GiH News Roundup: strikes at Holland Casino; IGT sells social casino unit; problem gamblers lack flexibility in adjusting risk attitude

Holland Casino employees have been striking in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Nijmegen, and Breda. The strikers are demanding a 2.5% raise as part of an improved collective bargaining agreement. The Portuguese professional football player union has introduced an app for footballers to anonymously report match-fixing. International Game Technology (IGT) has agreed to sell social casino unit Double Down Interactive to an[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: UK bookies under fire for downloading software onto users’ computers; IGT releases paper on players’ motivations

GiH News Roundup: UK bookies under fire for downloading software onto users’ computers; IGT releases paper on players’ motivations

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will investigate several bookmakers, including Skybet and Totesport, after it was revealed that their websites may be downloading software onto users’ computers without their permission. Hope isn’t the only reason that people around the world are attracted to lottery games. In order to better understand consumers’ needs and emotions, International Game Technology (IGT) has[Read More…]