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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…]

REPORT Financial consequences of Dutch lottery market reorganization

REPORT Financial consequences of Dutch lottery market reorganization

In 2012, as part of its coalition agreement, the Dutch government decided to lessen its direct involvement in the lottery market in the Netherlands. Currently, a single operator, Nederlandse Loterij, of which the Dutch state is the main shareholder, operates no less than four distinct lottery and betting monopolies. In late 2016, the Ministry of Security and Justice commissioned research[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: William Hill to become AFC Ajax’s new shirt sponsor? Third operator launches lottery betting product with Lottoland

GiH News Roundup: William Hill to become AFC Ajax’s new shirt sponsor? Third operator launches lottery betting product with Lottoland

There have been persistent rumors that bookmaker William Hill has already reached a deal with AFC Ajax to become the football club’s main shirt sponsor starting in 2019 – if the Dutch Senate manages to approve the remote gaming bill before then. Dutch poker legend Marcel Luske was eliminated in 23rd place at the World Series of Poker Main Event.[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: NYX signs deal with Nederlandse Loterij; Gaming Authority issues cease and desist orders against Novamedia brands

GiH News Roundup: NYX signs deal with Nederlandse Loterij; Gaming Authority issues cease and desist orders against Novamedia brands

NYX Gaming Group has signed a new long-term partnership with Nederlandse Loterij. The Netherlands Gaming Authority has issued cease and desist orders against Novamedia-owned lottery operators Postcode Loterij, Vriendenloterij, and BankGiro Loterij for failing to fulfill their legal obligation to mention both place and date of their draws in their promotional materials. Although the use of artificial intelligence could potentially[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Staatsloterij suffers results checker malfunction; Novamedia founders give away shares; William Hill leaves Czech Republic

GiH News Roundup: Staatsloterij suffers results checker malfunction; Novamedia founders give away shares; William Hill leaves Czech Republic

Staatsloterij (part of Nederlandse Loterij) received numerous complaints after its results checker malfunctioned following the lottery’s biggest-of-the-year New Year’s Eve draw. In response, the operator released this statement. Boudewijn Poelmann and Annemiek Hoogenboom, co-founders of Novamedia, the company owning the Postcode Lottery format, have donated their shares to a non-profit foundation in order to protect Novamedia as a “social enterprise.”[Read More…]