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GiH News Roundup: Sweden issues first licenses; UK Gambling Commission fines operators

GiH News Roundup: Sweden issues first licenses; UK Gambling Commission fines operators

Sweden has issued its first 16 licenses for the re-regulated market that is to launch on January 1. State-owned Svenska Spel and ATG are both on the list, as are international giants Bet365 and Bwin, and Swedish operators Unibet, LeoVegas and Betsson.

GiH News Roundup: new lottery “Lot of Happiness” launches in the Netherlands; MRG applies for Swedish license

GiH News Roundup: new lottery “Lot of Happiness” launches in the Netherlands; MRG applies for Swedish license

A new charity lottery operator, Lot of Happiness, owned by Fair Share Nederland, has commenced operations in the Netherlands. The beneficiaries of Lot of Happiness are KiKa, a foundation aimed at supporting research into childhood cancer, and Make-a-Wish Nederland, which seeks to fulfill wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Players may choose which of the two charities they want[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: France’s online market grows across all verticals; Norway’s new gambling restrictions “pure symbolism”

GiH News Roundup: France’s online market grows across all verticals; Norway’s new gambling restrictions “pure symbolism”

France’s regulated online gambling market grew across all verticals in the first quarter of 2018 as active player ranks surged by one-quarter. Having earlier declared gambling a state monopoly, Moldova is now handing control over gambling and lotteries to two European companies under a public-private partnership. Industry stakeholders call Norway’s new gambling rules, which were introduced yesterday, “pure symbolism.” Yggdrasil[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: proponents of gambling liberalization win election; Nederlandse Loterij to migrate all player accounts to single website

GiH News Roundup: proponents of gambling liberalization win election; Nederlandse Loterij to migrate all player accounts to single website

Yesterday’s Dutch parliamentary election was convincingly won by the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD), the Netherlands’ most enthusiastic proponent of a liberalized gaming market. Any viable coalition, however, will need the support of the Christian Democrats (CDA), who are outspoken opponents of regulated online gaming. Next week, Nederlandse Loterij will migrate all player accounts to a single website.[Read More…]