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GiH News Roundup: Dutch Lower House approves land-based sports betting tax increase; UK brings FOBT forward to April 2019

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Lower House approves land-based sports betting tax increase; UK brings FOBT forward to April 2019

The Dutch Lower House has approved the proposed land-based sports betting tax increase.

GiH News Roundup: Lower House committee greenlights change in land-based sports betting tax; Belgian top referee suspected of match-fixing

GiH News Roundup: Lower House committee greenlights change in land-based sports betting tax; Belgian top referee suspected of match-fixing

The Permanent Committee for Finance of the Dutch Lower House has given green light to the legislative amendment that would change the tax rate on land-based sports betting from 29% of awarded prize money to 29% of gross gaming revenue (GGR) – on the condition that the government will answer a limited number of questions before the plenary debate and vote.

GiH News Roundup: sanctioned operators to be excluded at remote market opening; Belgium launches criminal investigation over loot boxes

GiH News Roundup: sanctioned operators to be excluded at remote market opening; Belgium launches criminal investigation over loot boxes

Remote operators that have been sanctioned by the Netherlands Gaming Authority for offering unlicensed games of chance to Dutch consumers will be blocked from acquiring a license when the online market opens, Minister Sander Dekker confirmed yesterday.

GiH News Roundup: FanDuel’s founders sue Paddy Power Betfair; US sports bettors eager to switch to legal offerings

GiH News Roundup: FanDuel’s founders sue Paddy Power Betfair; US sports bettors eager to switch to legal offerings

Holland Casino is looking to hire a Business Controller. Henri Krijnen, co-founder of arcade hall operator Krijco, which was sold to JVH gaming in 2015, and esteemed member of trade association VAN Kansspelen passed away. Four of FanDuel’s founders have launched legal action in a Scottish civil court after claiming that the daily fantasy sports operator was undervalued when it[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: gov’t measures introduce uncertainty in Italian gambling market; The Stars Group records impressive Q2 performance

GiH News Roundup: gov’t measures introduce uncertainty in Italian gambling market; The Stars Group records impressive Q2 performance

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has reinstated the previous obligation of the Dutch State Lottery (Staatsloterij) to remit at least 15% of GGR to the Dutch state’s coffers. “The new Italian government does not like gambling on a pretty visceral level and it intends to use legislation to reduce it – perhaps significantly. […] this makes a material position in Italy’s[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Belgian Gambling Commission sanctions Ladbrokes; UKGC to conduct new research on gambling-related harm

GiH News Roundup: Belgian Gambling Commission sanctions Ladbrokes; UKGC to conduct new research on gambling-related harm

The Belgian Gambling Commission sanctioned Ladbrokes by ordering the firm to close all its local betting offices for one day, as the operator was caught offering unlicensed virtual sports betting products to its Belgian customers. The Italian parliament has given final approval to outlaw gambling advertising. Italy’s gambling regulator AAMS has a new head after Benedetto Mineo was appointed to[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: UK betting firms to face “relentless escalation” in financial penalties; Italy’s gambling ad ban scheduled for 2019

GiH News Roundup: UK betting firms to face “relentless escalation” in financial penalties; Italy’s gambling ad ban scheduled for 2019

The Stars Group has raised $622 million in a public offering of common shares to help fund its $4.7 billion purchase of Sky Betting & Gaming. Games provider Pragmatic Play has acquired Novomatic’s live casino solutions firm Extreme Live Gaming for an undisclosed amount. Gaming Realms has agreed a deal to sell a 70% stake in most of its UK[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Ministry of Justice releases presentations on secondary legislation; UK gov’t delays £2 maximum FOBT stakes

GiH News Roundup: Ministry of Justice releases presentations on secondary legislation; UK gov’t delays £2 maximum FOBT stakes

Only 1 day 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 Ministry of Justice and Security has released the presentations on consumer protection, the prevention of gambling addiction, and the prevention of gambling-related crime, which were delivered during the May 31 public[Read More…]

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: politicians prefer grandstanding to protecting consumers, ignore urgent need for Dutch online gaming regulation

GiH News Roundup: politicians prefer grandstanding to protecting consumers, ignore urgent need for Dutch online gaming regulation

Only 15 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. Gustaf Hoffstedt, Secretary General of the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling, will speak at day 1 of the upcoming Gaming in Holland Conference, discussing, from a consumers’ protection perspective, the urgent[Read More…]