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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…]

GiH News Roundup: NetEnt announces strong growth; FanDuel-DraftKings merger canceled; lotteries suffering from revenue decline

GiH News Roundup: NetEnt announces strong growth; FanDuel-DraftKings merger canceled; lotteries suffering from revenue decline

NetEnt has announced double-digit growth in revenues and operating profit for the first half of 2017. The proposed FanDuel-DraftKings merger is now officially dead: Early Thursday afternoon, FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles issued a statement saying he believed it was “in the best interest of our shareholders, customers, employees and partners to terminate the merger agreement and move forward as an[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: PokerStars relocates London office to Sofia; “Dutch gaming tax ought to be halved;” Colombia issues first online license

GiH News Roundup: PokerStars relocates London office to Sofia; “Dutch gaming tax ought to be halved;” Colombia issues first online license

Yesterday, the Netherlands Gaming Authority sent out its monthly newsletter, which included a “factsheet online enforcement,” a plea for instituting an EU-wide mechanism for collecting fines from unlicensed gambling operators, and a response to recent reports on the alleged dangers of amusement arcades. Former politician Robin Linschoten (VVD) believes that the Dutch government should halve the current gaming tax rate.[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: GiH Conference kicks off tomorrow; unions and Holland Casino resume negotiations; match-fixing “to increase”

GiH News Roundup: GiH Conference kicks off tomorrow; unions and Holland Casino resume negotiations; match-fixing “to increase”

Tomorrow morning, the sixth annual Gaming in Holland Conference & Expo will finally kick off! Labor unions have resumed negotiations with Holland Casino. The growth of the gambling market will almost certainly lead to an increase in match-fixing in the Netherlands, Nieuwsuur reported (starting at 21:45) in Saturday night’s broadcast. A transparent and regulated betting market will likely minimize the[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: a look behind the scenes at Holland Casino; NetEnt disappoints investors; Evolution Gaming posts 67% profit increase

GiH News Roundup: a look behind the scenes at Holland Casino; NetEnt disappoints investors; Evolution Gaming posts 67% profit increase

Tonight at 21:30, Dutch TV channel SBS6 will broadcast the first episode of “Holland Casino: de kaarten op tafel,” a documentary series about national casino chain Holland Casino. Show jumper Elmar van Hoorn suffered from gambling addiction for six years. Even though game developer NetEnt reported significant growth in Q1, the company still managed to disappoint investors. The company is[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino gets go-ahead to transform itself into a limited liability company; Poland exodus continues

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino gets go-ahead to transform itself into a limited liability company; Poland exodus continues

Labor union FNV has lost its court case seeking to prevent Holland Casino from transforming itself from a foundation to a limited liability company. Live gaming software provider Medialive presented the first virtual reality live casino at an Italian trade show. The exodus from the Polish iGaming market continues, with Mr Green and Betfair being the latest operators to announce[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: charity lotteries designated as “intangible cultural heritage;” casinos in beach resort of Scheveningen will have to move

GiH News Roundup: charity lotteries designated as “intangible cultural heritage;” casinos in beach resort of Scheveningen will have to move

Charity lotteries have now been designated Dutch “intangible cultural heritage.” The city council of The Hague has approved the coming of a Legoland to the beach resort of Scheveningen, with the result that two local casinos now will have to move. Controversially, one of these two casinos has been designated to be relocated to a poor neighborhood. Tuesday’s winner of[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: ICE 2017 highlights; healthy growth for Spain’s online market; Swedish punters prefer international operators

GiH News Roundup: ICE 2017 highlights; healthy growth for Spain’s online market; Swedish punters prefer international operators

Marja Appelman, CEO of the Netherlands Gaming Authority, spoke at the International Casino Conference in London on February 6. “We will enforce legislation in a strict manner,” Appelman said. Check out these ICE 2017 highlights – day two here. Swedish-facing international online gambling operators continued to outpace domestic operators’ revenue growth in 2016. Figures released this week by Spanish gaming[Read More…]