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GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino Nijmegen “best casino of the Netherlands;” Svenska Spel welcomes new level playing field in Sweden

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino Nijmegen “best casino of the Netherlands;” Svenska Spel welcomes new level playing field in Sweden

Holland Casino Nijmegen has won OneTime’s 2018 Best Casino of the Netherlands Award.

GiH News Roundup: Nederlandse Loterij objects against increase of land-based sports betting tax; KOA expected to come into force in 2020

GiH News Roundup: Nederlandse Loterij objects against increase of land-based sports betting tax; KOA expected to come into force in 2020

Nederlandse Loterij has started a public lobby against the bill to increase the gambling tax rate for land-based sports betting to 29% of GGR – the same rate as for online sports betting. The proposed tax increase will mean the end of De Toto, Nederlandse Loterij CEO Niels Onkenhout says.

GiH News Roundup: ZEAL COO to step down; Playtech investor could press for sale of the company; Kindred agrees deal with Scientific Games

GiH News Roundup: ZEAL COO to step down; Playtech investor could press for sale of the company; Kindred agrees deal with Scientific Games

Lottery innovator ZEAL announced that Susan Standiford, who oversaw launches into both Norway and the Netherlands, will step down from her position of Chief Operating Officer.

GiH News Roundup: Betway to spend €100m on marketing; LeoVegas pushes back agains Italian gambling advertising ban

GiH News Roundup: Betway to spend €100m on marketing; LeoVegas pushes back agains Italian gambling advertising ban

The European Casino Association’s vice-president for diversity and education (and Holland Casino’s director of security), Janny Wierda, discusses the need for gender diversity in the land-based gaming sector. Holland Casino is looking to hire a Manager Partnerships & Events. Betway has announced plans to spend €100m on marketing in 2019, to support its growth into new international markets. Mobile casino[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: new lottery “Lot of Happiness” launches in the Netherlands; MRG applies for Swedish license

GiH News Roundup: new lottery “Lot of Happiness” launches in the Netherlands; MRG applies for Swedish license

A new charity lottery operator, Lot of Happiness, owned by Fair Share Nederland, has commenced operations in the Netherlands. The beneficiaries of Lot of Happiness are KiKa, a foundation aimed at supporting research into childhood cancer, and Make-a-Wish Nederland, which seeks to fulfill wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Players may choose which of the two charities they want[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 online market grows 3.7% YoY; Slovakia to open online casino market; Svenska Spel signs esports sponsorship deal

GiH News Roundup: UK online market grows 3.7% YoY; Slovakia to open online casino market; Svenska Spel signs esports sponsorship deal

Only 19 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 UK online gambling sector grew 3.7% to £4.9bn – 35% of the UK’s total gambling market – between April 2016 and March 2017, according to new figures released by the Gambling[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Postcode Loterij cautioned by Advertising Code Committee; Sweden unveils new gambling regulation

GiH News Roundup: Postcode Loterij cautioned by Advertising Code Committee; Sweden unveils new gambling regulation

The Dutch Advertising Code Committee has cautioned lottery operator Postcode Loterij for mailing direct marketing materials resembling payment reminders to consumers. The Swedish government has unveiled its new gambling regulation, which is scheduled to enter into force January 1, 2019. The Spanish online gambling and betting market is poised to hit $1.22B by 2023. The UK’s House of Commons’ Public[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: diversity remains hot-button issue in gaming industry; horse racing makes comeback in Spain

GiH News Roundup: diversity remains hot-button issue in gaming industry; horse racing makes comeback in Spain

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group becomes the latest betting enterprise to join the sector’s growing All-in Diversity Project, as part of the firm’s ongoing initiatives to develop inclusive and sustainable corporate frameworks. “The industry needs to get smart on diversity,” according to Jan Jones Blackhurst, the former Mayor of Las Vegas and current Vice President of Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility at[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: UEFA welcomes Greek court’s decision in match-fixing case; William Hill sells Australian business to CrownBet

GiH News Roundup: UEFA welcomes Greek court’s decision in match-fixing case; William Hill sells Australian business to CrownBet

UEFA has welcomed the recent decision of the Greek Court of Appeal to hand out prison sentences to several individuals involved in match-fixing in Greece in 2011, with punishments ranging from 30 months to ten years in jail. William Hill has agreed to sell its Australia-facing business to CrownBet – which was recently acquired by The Stars Group – for[Read More…]