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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: 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: Swedish parliament passes new gambling bill; Netherlands Gaming Authority to focus on betting operators during World Cup

GiH News Roundup: Swedish parliament passes new gambling bill; Netherlands Gaming Authority to focus on betting operators during World Cup

Only 8 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 Netherlands Gaming Authority said it will pay special attention to the actions of unlicensed online betting operators, in particular those not excluding minors, ahead and during the upcoming FIFA World Cup.[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: match-fixing high on the agenda following Belgian arrests; Dutch gaming sector well-represented at EUROMAT

GiH News Roundup: match-fixing high on the agenda following Belgian arrests; Dutch gaming sector well-represented at EUROMAT

Only 11 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 Netherlands Gaming Authority was unaware of the house searches that were conducted in the Netherlands in relation to the recent Belgian tennis match-fixing scandal, Dutch daily de Volkskrant reports. MP Attje[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Belgian match-fixing scandal illustrates need for quick enactment of Remote Gaming Bill; Playtech to sell 20M GVC shares

GiH News Roundup: Belgian match-fixing scandal illustrates need for quick enactment of Remote Gaming Bill; Playtech to sell 20M GVC shares

Only 12 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. Two people were arrested in the Netherlands in relation to the recent tennis match-fixing scandal centered on Belgium. The match-fixing case was initially brought to light by an investigation of the Belgian[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: committee debate on Dutch lottery reform scheduled for September 13th; Mr Green to expand into Russian-speaking markets

GiH News Roundup: committee debate on Dutch lottery reform scheduled for September 13th; Mr Green to expand into Russian-speaking markets

On September 13, 2018, the Permanent Committee for Justice and Security of the Dutch Lower House will publicly discuss various scenarios which have been proposed to reform the Dutch lottery landscape. Mr Green, now known as MRG, is planning to use newly acquired Latvian brand, 11.lv to expand into Russian-speaking markets, CEO Jesper Kärrbrink has said. LeoVegas has launched a[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: CEO of Nederlandse Loterij calls for quick enactment of remote gaming bill: politicians should “start moving”

GiH News Roundup: CEO of Nederlandse Loterij calls for quick enactment of remote gaming bill: politicians should “start moving”

Yesterday, the Council of State, the Netherlands’ highest administrative court, upheld De Lotto’s current monopolies on sports betting and instant lotteries. The operator’s monopoly on numbers lotteries, however, is to be reconsidered by the Netherlands Gaming Authority. Niels Onkenhout, CEO of Nederlandse Loterij (which owns the Lotto brand) largely welcomed the ruling of the Council of State. Although Onkenhout expressed[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Nederlandse Loterij contributes €45m to Dutch sports; professional gambler looking to buy Belgian pro soccer team

GiH News Roundup: Nederlandse Loterij contributes €45m to Dutch sports; professional gambler looking to buy Belgian pro soccer team

Nederlandse Loterij will contribute €45m to Dutch sports this year. Holland Casino is looking to hire a HR professional for its Eindhoven branch. A professional gambler is looking to buy a professional Belgian soccer team. League officials said they would have no objections. Live dealer online casino technology provider Evolution Gaming reported a 30% year-on-year improvement in its Q1 revenues.[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority releases annual report; Dutch gov’t informs Lower House of match-fixing strategy

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority releases annual report; Dutch gov’t informs Lower House of match-fixing strategy

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has released its 2017 annual report. Chairman Jan Suyver notes that the regulator currently has only limited powers to fight illegal online gambling and calls on the Dutch government and legislature to make haste with enacting the remote gaming bill. The Dutch government has officially informed the Lower House regarding its latest efforts and proposals to[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…]