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GiH News Roundup: join us TOMORROW for business drinks in Amsterdam; illegal betting terminals “omnipresent” in Dutch shopping streets

GiH News Roundup: join us TOMORROW for business drinks in Amsterdam; illegal betting terminals “omnipresent” in Dutch shopping streets

Illegal sports betting terminals are omnipresent in Dutch shopping streets, says the former owner of a Turkish teahouse.

GiH News Roundup: ZEAL rejects Lottoland offer; Swedish gambling participation holds steady; UK sees “gamblification” of watching football

GiH News Roundup: ZEAL rejects Lottoland offer; Swedish gambling participation holds steady; UK sees “gamblification” of watching football

ZEAL Network has rejected a non-binding Lottoland offer for the purchase of its core German business assets.

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: 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…]