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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…]

GiH News Roundup: Postcode Loterij distributes €341m; Netherlands Gaming Authority will be “strict;” Kindred Group enters DFS market

GiH News Roundup: Postcode Loterij distributes €341m; Netherlands Gaming Authority will be “strict;” Kindred Group enters DFS market

Last night, the Dutch Postcode Loterij distributed €341m among 110 different charities and good causes at the “Goed Geld Gala.” Online magazine De Correspondent took an in-depth look at how that money is being apportioned. The Netherlands Gaming Authority aims to be strict. Reliable operators, however, will be given as much room as possible to develop an attractive product offering.[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: registration period for Dutch tote betting license tender has ended; gaming operators among Sweden’s largest ad buyers

GiH News Roundup: registration period for Dutch tote betting license tender has ended; gaming operators among Sweden’s largest ad buyers

The registration period for the Dutch tote betting license tender has ended. The Netherlands Gaming Authority said it has moved on to the selection phase, but did reveal neither the number nor the identity of the applicants. Nine operators, including PokerStars, Bet365, GVC Holdings, and Paddy Power Betfair, have been forced to put their regulated Czech Republic entry on hold[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Kansspelautoriteit grants new lottery licenses; Four Lusketeers a man short; problem gambling among Irish athletes

GiH News Roundup: Kansspelautoriteit grants new lottery licenses; Four Lusketeers a man short; problem gambling among Irish athletes

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has granted new five-year charity lottery licenses, valid through 2021, to the following five operators: Nationale Postcode Loterij N.V.; VriendenLoterij N.V.; BankGiro Loterij N.V.; Lottovate Nederland B.V.; Stichting Samenwerkende Non-profit Loterijen (Nationale Stichting Grote Clubactie, Vereniging Scouting Nederland, Nationale Vereniging De Zonnebloem en Stichting Nationale Jeugd Fonds Jantje Beton). Professional poker team “The Four Lusketeers,” led[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: new table game for Holland Casino; Netherlands Gaming Authority takes action; Malta seeks to end geoblocking in the EU

GiH News Roundup: new table game for Holland Casino; Netherlands Gaming Authority takes action; Malta seeks to end geoblocking in the EU

This Thursday, the Holland Casino branch in Venlo will introduce a newly-designed table game “barbut,” which is derived from a traditional dice game that is played in the Eastern Mediterranean. If the game becomes sufficiently popular, it will be introduced in other Holland Casino branches as well. The Netherlands Gaming Authority has forcibly removed slot machines from several locations after[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: enmity between MP and Unibet; funding for Dutch Olympic sports  remains steady; KSA announces winner of thesis award

GiH News Roundup: enmity between MP and Unibet; funding for Dutch Olympic sports remains steady; KSA announces winner of thesis award

State Secretary of Security and Justice Klaas Dijkhoff answered questions from MP Madeleine van Toorenburg (CDA) regarding the removal of gambling apps from Dutch app stores. If there is one thing her questions make abundantly clear, it is that Van Toorenburg has it out for operator Unibet. Funding for Dutch Olympic Sports will remain steady, thanks to a slight uptick[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority announces new enforcement policy; Holland Casino privatization developments

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority announces new enforcement policy; Holland Casino privatization developments

The Netherlands Gaming Authority announced its new enforcement policy with regard to unlicensed online operators. Instead of first issuing a warning, operators will now be directly eligible for enforcement action. State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff has responded to questions submitted by the permanent Committee of Security and Justice of the Lower House regarding the proposed privatization of Holland Casino. The board[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority takes action; a new Holland Casino Academy; UK online gaming overtakes lottery and retail

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority takes action; a new Holland Casino Academy; UK online gaming overtakes lottery and retail

The Netherlands Gaming Authority filed a cease and desist order against a local slot machine operator whose gaming license had expired. Holland Casino and ROC Zadkine, a school offering intermediate vocational education, have jointly established the Holland Casino Academy. With revenues of £4.5bn, the UK online gaming sector made up 33% of the country’s entire gambling market, surpassing both the[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Council of State on “scarce licenses;” KSA publishes new enforcement policy; William Hill hit by DDoS attack

GiH News Roundup: Council of State on “scarce licenses;” KSA publishes new enforcement policy; William Hill hit by DDoS attack

Council of State: Scarce Licenses to Be Awarded in a Transparent and Fair Manner When it comes to the distribution of scarce licenses, all potential candidates should be given equal opportunity by the distributing authority to compete for such a license in a transparent procedure, the Council of State (Raad van State), the Netherlands’ highest administrative court, ruled yesterday. The[Read More…]