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GiH News Roundup: outgoing Netherlands Gaming Authority chairman: failure to regulate remote gaming an “embarrassment”

GiH News Roundup: outgoing Netherlands Gaming Authority chairman: failure to regulate remote gaming an “embarrassment”

Jan Suyver, outgoing chairman of the Netherlands Gaming Authority, has called the failure to regulate remote gaming in the country “an embarrassment.”

GiH News Roundup: Senate registrar clarifies procedure regarding Remote Gaming Bill; Postcode Lottery announces winner Green Challenge 2018

GiH News Roundup: Senate registrar clarifies procedure regarding Remote Gaming Bill; Postcode Lottery announces winner Green Challenge 2018

Last week, we reported that the Permanent Committee for Justice and Security of the Dutch Senate had moved to finalize its report on the Remote Gaming Bill on October 16, thus ending the written procedure and clearing the way for an up or down vote during a subsequent plenary session.

GiH News Roundup: Dutch regulator to hold public meeting on separating gaming and gambling; LeoVegas launches UK-focused sportsbook

GiH News Roundup: Dutch regulator to hold public meeting on separating gaming and gambling; LeoVegas launches UK-focused sportsbook

The Netherlands Gaming Authority will hold a public meeting on October 15 to discuss the risks associated with the increasing disappearance of the boundaries between gambling and gaming.

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority appoints new chair and publishes decision to fine Betsson

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority appoints new chair and publishes decision to fine Betsson

The Netherlands Gaming Authority announced the appointment, as of October 1, of René Jansen as the regulator’s new chairman of the board.

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority hits Betsson with €300k fine

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority hits Betsson with €300k fine

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has hit Betsson’s Netherlands-facing subsidiary Corona, operator of the Oranje and Kroon online casino brands, with a €300,000 fine for offering online gaming to customers in the country without a license. Betsson is reportedly locked in internal deliberations and assessments, as the group judges whether to appeal the decision. As a consequence of the Dutch government’s[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: WSOP returns to Rotterdam; Swedish regulator receives 22 license applications on first day of submissions

GiH News Roundup: WSOP returns to Rotterdam; Swedish regulator receives 22 license applications on first day of submissions

The 2018-19 World Series of Poker International Circuit will visit Holland Casino Rotterdam from August 31 through September 8, 2018. The Dutch state has withdrawn its appeal in cassation against an earlier decision by the Appeals Court in The Hague with regard to the specific height of the tax adjustments that were imposed on a Dutch online poker player. The[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Ministry of Justice responds to Senate questions on Remote Gaming and Casino Reform Bills

GiH News Roundup: Ministry of Justice responds to Senate questions on Remote Gaming and Casino Reform Bills

Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker has finally responded to the Senate’s second round of written question on the Remote Gaming Bill. Dekker also responded to the Senate’s questions on the Casino Reform Bill. Additionally, the minister informed the Lower House how the government intends to give effect to a number of motions regarding his bill that were adopted by[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority CEO Marja Appelman steps down; Gaming Authority hits operator bet-at-home with €410,000 fine

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority CEO Marja Appelman steps down; Gaming Authority hits operator bet-at-home with €410,000 fine

Netherlands Gaming Authority CEO Marja Appelman will step down from her position as of August 1, 2018. The Board of Directors of the Gaming Authority will henceforth take over the duties of the CEO. In her farewell interview, Appelman once more stresses the need for a quick enactment of the Remote Gaming Bill. The Netherlands Gaming Authority has fined online[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: gaming and gambling increasingly intertwined, Netherlands Gaming Authority warns; Spain lowers gambling tax rate

GiH News Roundup: gaming and gambling increasingly intertwined, Netherlands Gaming Authority warns; Spain lowers gambling tax rate

Gaming and gambling are becoming increasingly intertwined, two new studies commissioned by the Netherlands Gaming Authority show. One in two players of social (casino) games eventually moves from gaming into gambling. Addiction care professional Dick de Bruin, author of one of the two above-mentioned studies, says that gaming and gambling should remain, contrary to current trends, strictly separated. The Ministry[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority enforces ban on loot box gambling; French government plans privatization of FDJ

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority enforces ban on loot box gambling; French government plans privatization of FDJ

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has started enforcing its ban on video game loot boxes containing items of monetary value that can be traded outside of the game for financial gain. Due to measures implemented by video game publishers, players of certain games are now no longer able to trade their virtual items. On June 30, Fair Play Casinos will open[Read More…]