Post Tagged with: "nederlandse loterij"

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority fines William Hill €300,000; Ministry responds to Senate questions on Remote Gaming Bill

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority fines William Hill €300,000; Ministry responds to Senate questions on Remote Gaming Bill

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has hit William Hill with a €300,000 fine for offering online gambling in the country without a license.

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: 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: 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: CJEU prohibits offline activities requirement for online operators; higher minimum age for Rotterdam casino visitors?

GiH News Roundup: CJEU prohibits offline activities requirement for online operators; higher minimum age for Rotterdam casino visitors?

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has ruled that the Hungarian requirement to have an offline casino in order to be allowed to offer online casino games is in clear violation of EU law. The ruling also prohibits enforcement by the Hungarian authorities based on its current gambling legislation which is not in line with the EU freedom to provide[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Disney acquires Endemol Shine; Scandinavian governments targeting gambling advertising; Kindred to explore “mixed reality”

GiH News Roundup: Disney acquires Endemol Shine; Scandinavian governments targeting gambling advertising; Kindred to explore “mixed reality”

Disney has acquired the Endemol Shine Group and Sky plc as part of larger deal to acquire 21st Century Fox. Both Endemol Shine and Sky have interests in the gaming sector, which – considering Disney’s attitude to gambling – they are now likely to divest from. Nederlandse Loterij is looking to hire a CRM Acquisition Marketeer. The Dutch municipality of[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: minors participated in games offered by Nederlandse Loterij; Fair Play Rotterdam “best casino of the Netherlands 2017”

GiH News Roundup: minors participated in games offered by Nederlandse Loterij; Fair Play Rotterdam “best casino of the Netherlands 2017”

Minors have participated in the games of chance offered by state-owned Nederlandse Loterij, the Netherlands Gaming Authority found. Nederlandse Loterij admitted to incomplete oversight and promised to take additional measures in order to prevent recurrence. Fair Play Rotterdam has won the “Best Casino of the Netherlands 2017” award. The annual award is given out by Dutch casino community OneTime.nl. “We[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch gov’t proposes new AML legislation; Nederlandse Loterij creates prize to reward health and happiness initiatives

GiH News Roundup: Dutch gov’t proposes new AML legislation; Nederlandse Loterij creates prize to reward health and happiness initiatives

The Dutch government has proposed new anti-money laundering legislation which would not only apply to casinos offering table games (as is already the case), but also to amusement halls, lotteries, and sports betting operators. Nederlandse Loterij has created a prize to reward social initiatives that contribute to health and happiness in the Netherlands. A pilot study has shown that E-Assyst,[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Nederlandse Loterij exceeds €1bn in annual revenues; Australian court case challenges slot machine design

GiH News Roundup: Nederlandse Loterij exceeds €1bn in annual revenues; Australian court case challenges slot machine design

Nederlandse Loterij posted revenues of €1,103m in 2016, while Holland Casino reported €608m in revenues, according to the Dutch government’s annual report detailing the results of all state holdings. Nederlandse Loterij, the Netherlands’ largest gaming company, contributed €91m in dividends to the state’s coffers; Holland Casino added €35m. The exclusive Sushi Samba restaurant in Holland Casino Amsterdam has opened for[Read More…]