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GiH News Roundup: WSOP returns to Rotterdam; Swedish regulator receives 22 license applications on first day of submissions

GiH News Roundup: WSOP returns to Rotterdam; Swedish regulator receives 22 license applications on first day of submissions

The 2018-19 World Series of Poker International Circuit will visit Holland Casino Rotterdam from August 31 through September 8, 2018. The Dutch state has withdrawn its appeal in cassation against an earlier decision by the Appeals Court in The Hague with regard to the specific height of the tax adjustments that were imposed on a Dutch online poker player. The[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority CEO Marja Appelman steps down; Gaming Authority hits operator bet-at-home with €410,000 fine

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority CEO Marja Appelman steps down; Gaming Authority hits operator bet-at-home with €410,000 fine

Netherlands Gaming Authority CEO Marja Appelman will step down from her position as of August 1, 2018. The Board of Directors of the Gaming Authority will henceforth take over the duties of the CEO. In her farewell interview, Appelman once more stresses the need for a quick enactment of the Remote Gaming Bill. The Netherlands Gaming Authority has fined online[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Ministry of Justice answers questions on video game loot boxes; Sweden set to vote on gambling reform bill this week

GiH News Roundup: Ministry of Justice answers questions on video game loot boxes; Sweden set to vote on gambling reform bill this week

Only 14 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. Minister for legal protection Sander Dekker has answered parliamentary questions tabled by MP Stieneke van der Graaf (CU) on loot boxes in video games. A Swedish parliamentary committee has given its stamp[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Ministry announces information session on secondary remote gaming legislation; Novomatic surpasses €2.5bn in annual sales

GiH News Roundup: Ministry announces information session on secondary remote gaming legislation; Novomatic surpasses €2.5bn in annual sales

SAVE THE DATE: on Thursday, May 31, 9:30 to 12:30, the Ministry of Security and Justice will organize an information session on the secondary legislation that is to accompany the Dutch remote gaming bill. Special attention will be given to technical and operational requirements. Official invitations will be sent out around May 10. The information session at the Ministry of[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: 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: win a free ticket to exclusive DJ Hardwell show at ICE; Swedish gambling advertising increases despite crackdown

GiH News Roundup: win a free ticket to exclusive DJ Hardwell show at ICE; Swedish gambling advertising increases despite crackdown

Gaming in Holland will be giving away two tickets to an exclusive show by Dutch DJ phenomenon Hardwell at ICE 2018: Dutch DJ Hardwell and StakeLogic – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Greentube and part of NOVOMATIC Interactive – will launch a DJ-themed online slot game at ICE Totally Gaming 2018. World-famous DJ Hardwell, who was voted the world’s no. 1[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch gov’t proposes new AML legislation; Nederlandse Loterij creates prize to reward health and happiness initiatives

GiH News Roundup: Dutch gov’t proposes new AML legislation; Nederlandse Loterij creates prize to reward health and happiness initiatives

The Dutch government has proposed new anti-money laundering legislation which would not only apply to casinos offering table games (as is already the case), but also to amusement halls, lotteries, and sports betting operators. Nederlandse Loterij has created a prize to reward social initiatives that contribute to health and happiness in the Netherlands. A pilot study has shown that E-Assyst,[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Scientific Games acquires NYX Gaming Group; Stars Group expects higher revenue; Kindred funds problem gambling app

GiH News Roundup: Scientific Games acquires NYX Gaming Group; Stars Group expects higher revenue; Kindred funds problem gambling app

US gaming technology giant Scientific Games Corporation has acquired Canadian online gambling technology provider NYX Gaming Group for US$630m (11x run-rate EBITDA). Netherlands-based operator GamePoint has now been blacklisted by the Belgian Gambling Commission. The Stars Group, parent company of online poker giant PokerStars, has increased its annual revenue guidance following what it sees as a “very positive consumer response”[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…]