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GiH News Roundup: Swedish monopolists losing market share to international operators; UKGC chief urges operators to be more responsible

GiH News Roundup: Swedish monopolists losing market share to international operators; UKGC chief urges operators to be more responsible

Sweden’s gambling market posted modest growth in the first nine months of 2018 as locally licensed operators continued to lose market share to international operators.

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: politicians prefer grandstanding to protecting consumers, ignore urgent need for Dutch online gaming regulation

GiH News Roundup: politicians prefer grandstanding to protecting consumers, ignore urgent need for Dutch online gaming regulation

Only 15 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. Gustaf Hoffstedt, Secretary General of the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling, will speak at day 1 of the upcoming Gaming in Holland Conference, discussing, from a consumers’ protection perspective, the urgent[Read More…]

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: Holland Casino reports 5.2% YoY revenue increase, will introduce skill-based gaming; Norway to restrict online gambling

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino reports 5.2% YoY revenue increase, will introduce skill-based gaming; Norway to restrict online gambling

Holland Casino reported revenues of €639.2m in 2017, a 5.2% increase compared to the previous year. Holland Casino is planning to introduce gambling machines featuring skill-based elements in its Utrecht branch to attract a younger audience. An anonymous Dutch poker player won more than one million dollar in an online poker tournament. A coalition of Norwegian political parties has secured[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: first specialized problem gambling clinic in the Netherlands; GVC completes Ladbrokes Coral takeover

GiH News Roundup: first specialized problem gambling clinic in the Netherlands; GVC completes Ladbrokes Coral takeover

The first specialized clinic in the Netherlands to treat gambling and gaming addiction has opened is doors. Holland Casino has picked SailPoint to deliver an end-to-end identity governance solution to automatically and securely deliver access to its workforce. GVC has finally completed its takeover of Ladbrokes Coral. 888 has applied for a gaming license in Malta due to Brexit uncertainties[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: JVH again among best managed companies; Portugal’s online market posts record revenue; Betsson scales back UK operations

GiH News Roundup: JVH again among best managed companies; Portugal’s online market posts record revenue; Betsson scales back UK operations

For the second year in a row, JVH gaming & entertainment, owner of Jack’s Casino amusement arcades, has been named one of the Netherlands’s best managed companies by Deloitte. Portugal’s regulated online gambling market enjoyed record-high revenue in the final quarter of 2017, thanks to a surge in online sports betting. Online bookmakers must make more affordability checks before upgrading[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 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: UK Gambling Commission outlines commitment to protecting children; PokerStars rolls out poker-eSports hybrid

GiH News Roundup: UK Gambling Commission outlines commitment to protecting children; PokerStars rolls out poker-eSports hybrid

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has moved to outline its commitment to protecting children from betting-related harm after The Sunday Times accused some major operators of deliberately targeting youngsters. Are customer bonuses becoming redundant? NYX Gaming Group has agreed to integrate OIA Services, an Italian operator that holds brands including Betaland and Enjoybet, to its NYX Open Gaming System (OGS).[Read More…]