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GiH News Roundup: Remote Gaming Bill officially signed into law; platform provider GAN “open to the possibility of a sale”

GiH News Roundup: Remote Gaming Bill officially signed into law; platform provider GAN “open to the possibility of a sale”

After being signed by the King and responsible minister, the full text of the Remote Gaming Act has now been published, thus enacting the former bill into law.

GiH News Roundup: PokerStars prepares VR poker; OPAP acquires stake in international online operator

GiH News Roundup: PokerStars prepares VR poker; OPAP acquires stake in international online operator

Holland Casino has agreed to sponsor Museumplein Polo Amsterdam, a unique polo tournament in the middle of Amsterdam.

GiH News Roundup: sanctioned operators to be excluded at remote market opening; Belgium launches criminal investigation over loot boxes

GiH News Roundup: sanctioned operators to be excluded at remote market opening; Belgium launches criminal investigation over loot boxes

Remote operators that have been sanctioned by the Netherlands Gaming Authority for offering unlicensed games of chance to Dutch consumers will be blocked from acquiring a license when the online market opens, Minister Sander Dekker confirmed yesterday.

GiH News Roundup: UK online market grows 3.7% YoY; Slovakia to open online casino market; Svenska Spel signs esports sponsorship deal

GiH News Roundup: UK online market grows 3.7% YoY; Slovakia to open online casino market; Svenska Spel signs esports sponsorship deal

Only 19 days to go before the 7th annual Gaming in Holland Conference & Expo kicks off in Amsterdam! Register today or check out the event’s agenda here. The UK online gambling sector grew 3.7% to £4.9bn – 35% of the UK’s total gambling market – between April 2016 and March 2017, according to new figures released by the Gambling[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: construction has started on new hotel-casino combination near Den Bosch; Sky introduces instant pay-out feature

GiH News Roundup: construction has started on new hotel-casino combination near Den Bosch; Sky introduces instant pay-out feature

Construction has started on “Gran Casino Nuland,” located in the Van der Valk Hotel near ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The casino, which will be limited to operating gaming machines, is expected to open in February 2018. Steven van Zadelhoff and Rolf Slotboom have been admitted to the Dutch Poker Hall of Fame. An illegal gambling ring that was busted in Italy is said[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: German online gaming regulation in need of “urgent attention;” Sportech CEO resigns; Playtech’s business model criticized

GiH News Roundup: German online gaming regulation in need of “urgent attention;” Sportech CEO resigns; Playtech’s business model criticized

German online gambling legislation needs urgent attention, Saxony-Anhalt Finance Minister André Schröder has warned. The Netherlands Gaming Authority is looking to hire a legal an in-house administrative lawyer. Sportech’s long-serving CEO Ian Penrose has resigned from the company as part of a broader management restructure. Sportech holds the sole Dutch tote betting license. The business model of Holland Casino supplier[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: UK operators could face fines over affiliate advertising; Eurocoin gaming launches Batman slots cabinet

GiH News Roundup: UK operators could face fines over affiliate advertising; Eurocoin gaming launches Batman slots cabinet

Yesterday, Novomatic subsidiary Eurocoin Gaming launched its new Batman-themed slots cabinet. The District Court in Amsterdam ruled yesterday, in a court case that could potentially have an impact on gambling operators, that announced rules of play in the television show “Miljoenenjacht” may trump legal obligations and protections that are, in other circumstances, normal elements of commercial activity. The new Holland[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino and Unions conclude new CBA; Camelot launches strategic review; Caesars drops skill games

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino and Unions conclude new CBA; Camelot launches strategic review; Caesars drops skill games

After a year-long negotiation and over thirty instances of industrial action, Holland Casino and several labor unions have agreed to a new five-year collective bargaining agreement. Employees will receive a one-off payment of 4.5% of their annual wages in 2016, wage increases of 2% in 2017 and 2018, as well as wage increases in line with the national average in[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: possible tube strikes during ICE; big data helps prevent gambling addiction; live gaming on the rise

GiH News Roundup: possible tube strikes during ICE; big data helps prevent gambling addiction; live gaming on the rise

Visitors to ICE 2017 may have to deal with tube strikes. Holland Casino is looking to hire a senior spokesperson / communications adviser. Veikkaus, one of the leading money gaming companies in Europe is using big data analytics to create a 360-degree view of customers, which, among other things, helps to identify those customers who show signs of gambling addiction.[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Sportech wins Irish contract; PokerStars launches social gaming app; ZEAL aims for disruption

GiH News Roundup: Sportech wins Irish contract; PokerStars launches social gaming app; ZEAL aims for disruption

Following a competitive bid process, Sportech PLC’s Racing and Digital division has been awarded a five-year contract to provide pari-mutuel betting technologies and services to Tote Ireland. Sportech Racing currently also holds the Dutch totalizator betting license, which is set to expire on December 31, 2016. The Netherlands Gaming Authority recently announced that it will launch a “transparent” digital tender[Read More…]