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GiH News Roundup: gaming and gambling increasingly intertwined, Netherlands Gaming Authority warns; Spain lowers gambling tax rate

GiH News Roundup: gaming and gambling increasingly intertwined, Netherlands Gaming Authority warns; Spain lowers gambling tax rate

Gaming and gambling are becoming increasingly intertwined, two new studies commissioned by the Netherlands Gaming Authority show. One in two players of social (casino) games eventually moves from gaming into gambling. Addiction care professional Dick de Bruin, author of one of the two above-mentioned studies, says that gaming and gambling should remain, contrary to current trends, strictly separated. The Ministry[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: entries open for the inaugural Responsibility in Gaming Awards; Malta passes new Gaming Act

GiH News Roundup: entries open for the inaugural Responsibility in Gaming Awards; Malta passes new Gaming Act

The inaugural Responsibility in Gaming Awards is now open for entries. Designed to reward outstanding performance and responsible practice in the Dutch gaming sector, the Awards feature a broad range of categories for operators, service providers, social care organizations, and individuals. Those wishing to enter the Responsibility in Gaming Awards must do so by midnight on 30th May 2018. Despite[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: German ruling party calls on state governments to negotiate new Interstate Treaty on Gambling; Malta unveils AML strategy

GiH News Roundup: German ruling party calls on state governments to negotiate new Interstate Treaty on Gambling; Malta unveils AML strategy

Representatives of German political party CDU/CSU are calling on state governments to negotiate a new Interstate Treaty on Gambling in order to create “sustainable, transparent and non-discriminatory gambling regulation in Germany.” Malta’s first-ever anti-money laundering strategy was presented last week, in an attempt to “take all necessary action against financial crimes.” Italy’s lead regulatory body for gambling and betting services[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Malta to propose consolidated gambling legislation; Google to ban binary options, CFD and cryptocurrency advertising

GiH News Roundup: Malta to propose consolidated gambling legislation; Google to ban binary options, CFD and cryptocurrency advertising

Parliamentary secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy & Innovation Silvio Schembri has announced a motion to be presented in the Maltese parliament concerning the introduction of a new Maltese Gambling Bill, which will repeal all the existing gaming legislation, replacing it with a single act of parliament. Rhaul Sood, CEO of eSports betting company Unikrn, has accused the Head of[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Jack’s Casino opens new branch in Zeist; Norway targets payment processors; Malta to abolish VAT on event betting

GiH News Roundup: Jack’s Casino opens new branch in Zeist; Norway targets payment processors; Malta to abolish VAT on event betting

Today, Jack´s Casino will open its newest branch in the city of Zeist. A Dutch lottery prize of €100,000 has remained unclaimed. Norway’s gambling regulator is taking action against unauthorized online gambling payment processing repeat offenders. Malta’s government has announced that gambling on the outcome of an event, including sports matches, is to become exempt from value added tax (VAT).[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: VVD prepares amendment to cap duration of gaming tax increase at 1 year; Malta’s gaming industry accounts for 12% of GDP

GiH News Roundup: VVD prepares amendment to cap duration of gaming tax increase at 1 year; Malta’s gaming industry accounts for 12% of GDP

MP Aukje de Vries (VVD) said during a debate on the government’s tax plan for 2018 that her political group is currently preparing an amendment that would replace an open-ended duration of the proposed temporary gaming tax increase with a limit of one year. Gaming lawyers at Kalff Katz & Franssen weigh in on the issue of loot boxes in[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: Betsson sues Netherlands Gaming Authority; Czech government imposes new curbs on online operators

GiH News Roundup: Betsson sues Netherlands Gaming Authority; Czech government imposes new curbs on online operators

Yesterday, Betsson and the Netherlands Gaming Authority squared off at the preliminary injunction court in The Hague, as the Malta-based online operator sought to prevent the Dutch gaming authority from taking steps against its Kroon Casino and Oranje Casino brands in accordance with the regulator’s recently tightened enforcement policy. Read our full report here. The Czech government has imposed curbs[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: Dutch gambling liberalization “a monumental failure;” city of Assen proposes new casino

GiH News Roundup: Dutch gambling liberalization “a monumental failure;” city of Assen proposes new casino

“It’s important to not let the states get away with it,” Betsson CEO Ulrik Bengtsson said of his company’s decision to to ignore the “illegal” enforcement policy of the Netherlands Gaming Authority. Bengtsson also deemed the looming failure of Dutch gambling liberalization “a monumental failure:” The Dutch have been scrambling since 2012 to amend a gaming law from 1964 that[Read More…]