Post Tagged with: "poker"

GiH News Roundup: Spanish online poker GGR reaches historic high; ICE comes to the US; Talpa launches mobile game show

GiH News Roundup: Spanish online poker GGR reaches historic high; ICE comes to the US; Talpa launches mobile game show

Only 7 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. Gross gaming revenue from online poker has reached a historic high of €21.5 million in Q1 2018, according to the latest figures released by the Spanish gaming regulator. Portugal’s sports bettors have[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: US Supreme Court opens door to legalized sports betting; Holland Casino Amsterdam West to open June 11

GiH News Roundup: US Supreme Court opens door to legalized sports betting; Holland Casino Amsterdam West to open June 11

On Monday, the US Supreme Court overturned PASPA, a 1992 law that prevented most states from legalizing sports betting. As a result, each state will be free to decide whether to regulate sports betting on its own. The suit was brought by the state of New Jersey. Other states, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Iowa, Mississippi, New York, and West Virginia,[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority board members reappointed; VAN Kansspelen updates problem gambling awareness training courses

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority board members reappointed; VAN Kansspelen updates problem gambling awareness training courses

Jan Suyver and Henk Kesler have been reappointed as chairman of the board and member of the board of the Netherlands Gaming Authority for a period of six months. Trade association VAN Kansspelen and GGZ Nederland, an organization of mental health and addiction care providers in the Netherlands, have updated the problem gambling awareness training courses offered to amusement arcade[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Following FOI request, Netherlands Gaming Authority publishes documents that explain change in prioritization criteria

GiH News Roundup: Following FOI request, Netherlands Gaming Authority publishes documents that explain change in prioritization criteria

Following a freedom of information request, the Netherlands Gaming Authority has published a series of documents outlining its controversial decision to tighten its prioritization (enforcement) criteria as of 1 June 2017. Of particular interest may be this memo which details some of the reasons behind the regulator’s decision to adjust its online enforcement criteria. We will follow up with more[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: John de Mol to launch online platform for broadcasting amateur soccer; Lower House votes for temporary gaming tax increase

GiH News Roundup: John de Mol to launch online platform for broadcasting amateur soccer; Lower House votes for temporary gaming tax increase

Media entrepreneur John de Mol’s Talpa Network and the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) will launch an online platform, VoetbalTV, for broadcasting amateur soccer matches. Yesterday, the Dutch Lower House voted to approve a temporary gaming tax rate increase of 1.1%, increasing the Dutch gambling tax rate to 30.1%. The temporary increase is expected to last until 1 January 2019,[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: 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: details on new Holland Casino branch announced; Dutch filmmaker releases short poker film; FOBT review postponed

GiH News Roundup: details on new Holland Casino branch announced; Dutch filmmaker releases short poker film; FOBT review postponed

New details regarding the soon-to-be-built Holland Casino branch in Utrecht have been announced. A short film titled “Bonne Chance,”, with a bit part for Dutch poker professional Mark Roovers, has been released last week. Regulators from four European countries – France, Italy, Spain, Portugal – have confirmed they will sign a poker liquidity sharing agreement later this week. Kindred Group’s[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority celebrates fifth anniversary; Holland Casino Amsterdam welcomes 25 millionth visitor

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority celebrates fifth anniversary; Holland Casino Amsterdam welcomes 25 millionth visitor

Yesterday, the Netherlands Gaming Authority celebrated its fifth anniversary. Unfortunately, we learned that all may not be well with the remote gaming bill. Last night, Holland Casino Amsterdam welcomed its 25 millionth visitor, the company stated in a press release. The lucky visitor received €5,000 in store credit at the local Bijenkorf department store. UK-listed online gambling operator Paddy Power[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: poker still a money maker; Vriendenloterij contributes €56.6m to good causes; Romanian operator looking to make a splash

GiH News Roundup: poker still a money maker; Vriendenloterij contributes €56.6m to good causes; Romanian operator looking to make a splash

Disciplined players can still make good money playing poker, Dutch author Sander Collewijn shows in his new book All-in. Dutch lottery operator Vriendenloterij distributed €56.6m among 48 good causes. The Netherlands Gaming Authority impounded eight slot machines from an operator who no longer possessed a valid license. Romanian operator Superbet is hiring senior Tabcorp, William Hills, Bet365, and bwin staffers[Read More…]