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GiH News Roundup: UKGC to review license of 5 operators over AML concerns; researchers discover real-time problem gambling antidote

GiH News Roundup: UKGC to review license of 5 operators over AML concerns; researchers discover real-time problem gambling antidote

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) said it will be reviewing the license of five operators over anti-money laundering and social responsibility concerns. The UKGC, moreover, has written to all online casino operators to raise concerns about the sector’s approach to these topics. Madelon de Haas, COO of game developer StakeLogic discusses the use of narrative devices in slots games. The[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Jack’s Casino opens new branch in Zeist; Norway targets payment processors; Malta to abolish VAT on event betting

GiH News Roundup: Jack’s Casino opens new branch in Zeist; Norway targets payment processors; Malta to abolish VAT on event betting

Today, Jack´s Casino will open its newest branch in the city of Zeist. A Dutch lottery prize of €100,000 has remained unclaimed. Norway’s gambling regulator is taking action against unauthorized online gambling payment processing repeat offenders. Malta’s government has announced that gambling on the outcome of an event, including sports matches, is to become exempt from value added tax (VAT).[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch regulator announces public consultation on game evaluation framework; GVC and Ladbrokes Coral in merger talks

GiH News Roundup: Dutch regulator announces public consultation on game evaluation framework; GVC and Ladbrokes Coral in merger talks

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has announced the start of a public consultation on its evaluation framework that determines whether a specific game qualifies as a game of chance. Holland Casino employs so-called “millennial hosts” in order to be more attractive to a younger audience. GVC and Ladbrokes Coral Group have today (Thursday) revealed that they have held “detailed discussions” over[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: German court strikes blow against lottery monopoly; GVC expands online bingo presence; SIGMA’17 draws thousands

GiH News Roundup: German court strikes blow against lottery monopoly; GVC expands online bingo presence; SIGMA’17 draws thousands

For the first time, a German court has ruled against the lottery monopolies held by the separate Länder. Because of the large amount of lottery marketing, the monopolies do not serve the permitted goal of limiting addiction; and thus, violate both EU law and the German constitution. Dutch broadcaster RTL aired a news item (starting at 7:20) on the dangers[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: VVD prepares amendment to cap duration of gaming tax increase at 1 year; Malta’s gaming industry accounts for 12% of GDP

GiH News Roundup: VVD prepares amendment to cap duration of gaming tax increase at 1 year; Malta’s gaming industry accounts for 12% of GDP

MP Aukje de Vries (VVD) said during a debate on the government’s tax plan for 2018 that her political group is currently preparing an amendment that would replace an open-ended duration of the proposed temporary gaming tax increase with a limit of one year. Gaming lawyers at Kalff Katz & Franssen weigh in on the issue of loot boxes in[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: firm deadline to temporary tax increase? Bet365’s full-year revenues break £2bn barrier; Stars Group banned in Slovakia

GiH News Roundup: firm deadline to temporary tax increase? Bet365’s full-year revenues break £2bn barrier; Stars Group banned in Slovakia

During a meeting of the Permanent Committee for Finance of the Dutch Lower House, MP Edgar Mulder (PVV) reiterated his position that the proposed temporary gaming tax rate increase should automatically end after one year. According to current proposals, the ending date of the tax increase will be dependent on the adoption of the remote gaming bill by the Dutch[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: ICE 2018 registration opens; UK bookies voice anger at Paddy Power Betfair for supporting lower FOBT stakes limit

GiH News Roundup: ICE 2018 registration opens; UK bookies voice anger at Paddy Power Betfair for supporting lower FOBT stakes limit

Registration for ICE 2018, which is to take place 6-8 February 2018 at ExCeL London, goes live. As always, there will be a Gaming in Holland Lunch – on 7 February – at next year’s foremost gathering of gaming professionals in the world. UK bookmakers have accused rival Paddy Power Betfair of a “cynical” commercial strategy and “naked opportunism” after[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: eSports increasingly attractive to match-fixers; Responsible Gaming Conference triples in size

GiH News Roundup: eSports increasingly attractive to match-fixers; Responsible Gaming Conference triples in size

Traditional sports still offer higher returns to fixers than eSports. But perhaps not for long, The Economist reports. “ESports betting is increasingly attractive to the kind of people that eSports does not want attracted to it,” says Ian Smith, Head of the eSports Integrity Coalition. The 2017 Responsible Gaming Conference, hosted by Kindred Group and Malta’s Foundation for Social Welfare[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Scientific Games acquires NYX Gaming Group; Stars Group expects higher revenue; Kindred funds problem gambling app

GiH News Roundup: Scientific Games acquires NYX Gaming Group; Stars Group expects higher revenue; Kindred funds problem gambling app

US gaming technology giant Scientific Games Corporation has acquired Canadian online gambling technology provider NYX Gaming Group for US$630m (11x run-rate EBITDA). Netherlands-based operator GamePoint has now been blacklisted by the Belgian Gambling Commission. The Stars Group, parent company of online poker giant PokerStars, has increased its annual revenue guidance following what it sees as a “very positive consumer response”[Read More…]