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GiH News Roundup: new speed skating competition to be based on sports betting; Nederlandse Loterij faces cyberattack

GiH News Roundup: new speed skating competition to be based on sports betting; Nederlandse Loterij faces cyberattack

The proposed new speed skating competition “Icederby,” a mix of short track and long track ice speed skating, will be dependent on sports betting income, says Frank Kolsteeg, director of Icederby Europe.

GiH News Roundup: KSA: “more oversight needed,” as Dutch punter commits suicide over gambling debts; Bet365 said to relocate to Malta

GiH News Roundup: KSA: “more oversight needed,” as Dutch punter commits suicide over gambling debts; Bet365 said to relocate to Malta

Bet365, one of the world’s leading online gambling groups, has reportedly finalized plans to relocate its operations to Malta from Gibraltar as soon as the UK exits the European Union next year. Other gaming companies are expected to follow suit. A 26-year-old man committed suicide in the Netherlands over online gambling debts. The remote gaming bill that is pending in[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: consultation on secondary legislation “unlikely to move forward” ahead of Senate vote; Blackstone Group acquires Cirsa

GiH News Roundup: consultation on secondary legislation “unlikely to move forward” ahead of Senate vote; Blackstone Group acquires Cirsa

Kindred Group believes that consultation on the secondary legislation accompanying the Dutch remote gaming bill is unlikely to move forward ahead of a vote on the primary bill in the Senate. Spanish gaming giant Cirsa Gaming Corp has been acquired by private equity funds managed by The Blackstone Group. CEO of the Netherlands Gaming Authority Marja Appelman will deliver one[Read More…]

Stars Group to acquire Sky Betting for $4.7bn; first rulings on claims for damages against Staatsloterij expected this spring

Stars Group to acquire Sky Betting for $4.7bn; first rulings on claims for damages against Staatsloterij expected this spring

Poker giant Stars Group Inc agreed to buy Sky Betting & Gaming in a deal valued at $4.7 billion, moving deeper into sports betting to create the biggest publicly listed online gambling company. Several different parties are independently bringing civil action for damages against the Dutch State Lottery for misleading advertising practices. The first court ruling are expected this spring.[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: MGA seeks to safeguard its reputation by preparing crackdown on Mafia-connected businesses; Clarion to tackle sexism

GiH News Roundup: MGA seeks to safeguard its reputation by preparing crackdown on Mafia-connected businesses; Clarion to tackle sexism

The Malta Gaming Authority is set to launch an investigation into all of its Italian online licensees as it attempts to root out connections between the island and illegal, Mafia-connected betting shops in Italy. The project is reportedly the first stage in a concerted crackdown on Italian gambling businesses based in Malta. Following widespread criticism, Clarion, organizers of ICE Totally[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: another successful GiH lunch @ICE; LeoVegas to expand into Germany; Mr Green launches revolutionary live casino product

GiH News Roundup: another successful GiH lunch @ICE; LeoVegas to expand into Germany; Mr Green launches revolutionary live casino product

Yesterday afternoon, another successful GiH Lunch took place at ICE 2018. We were very happy to see that so many key players and stakeholders in the Dutch gaming industry made an appearance. We hope to see you next year – or maybe sooner! At midnight, the highly anticipated DJ Hardwell party to celebrate the launch of StakeLogic’s latest online slot[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority asks fellow regulators for assistance; Merkur Sportwetten to enter the Belgian market

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority asks fellow regulators for assistance; Merkur Sportwetten to enter the Belgian market

In a letter to fellow European regulators, the Netherlands Gaming Authority has asked for assistance in enforcing the current prohibition on online gaming in the Netherlands. The request is based on the Cooperation Arrangement between the the regulatory authorities of the EEA Member States concerning online gambling services, Brussels 27 November 2015. Gauselmann’s Merkur Sportwetten will take a 50% share[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Postcode Lottery extends partnership with Natuurmonumenten; Stars Group approved for cross-border liquidity sharing

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Postcode Lottery extends partnership with Natuurmonumenten; Stars Group approved for cross-border liquidity sharing

Dutch lottery operator Nationale Postcode Loterij has extended its cooperation with Vereniging Natuurmonumenten, an environmental protection society, for another five years. Under the agreement, Vereniging Natuurmonumenten will receive ca. €13.5m annually. The Stars Group is the first operator to be approved for cross-border poker liquidity sharing by the French regulator. After two years of patiently waiting, Novomatic AG’s acquisition of[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: firm deadline to temporary tax increase? Bet365’s full-year revenues break £2bn barrier; Stars Group banned in Slovakia

GiH News Roundup: firm deadline to temporary tax increase? Bet365’s full-year revenues break £2bn barrier; Stars Group banned in Slovakia

During a meeting of the Permanent Committee for Finance of the Dutch Lower House, MP Edgar Mulder (PVV) reiterated his position that the proposed temporary gaming tax rate increase should automatically end after one year. According to current proposals, the ending date of the tax increase will be dependent on the adoption of the remote gaming bill by the Dutch[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: demolition of Holland Casino Groningen starts; Betsson prepares launch of Spain-facing sportsbook

GiH News Roundup: demolition of Holland Casino Groningen starts; Betsson prepares launch of Spain-facing sportsbook

The demolition of the burned out Holland Casino branch in Groningen has started. In more upbeat news, Holland Casino is also sponsoring the Dutch bobsled team, as shown in this video. Betsson is planning to launch a Spain-facing sportsbook brand that will be powered by BetConstruct’s sports betting platform. PokerStars’ hybrid online poker game Power Up has returned to the[Read More…]