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GiH News Roundup: Google Play to allow gambling apps; Spain expected to open licensing window; Interwetten announces Sweden Launch

GiH News Roundup: Google Play to allow gambling apps; Spain expected to open licensing window; Interwetten announces Sweden Launch

App store Google Play will allow real-money gambling apps. Requests for gambling application sales on the Google Play store will be accepted as of August 2017: To obtain a permission, developers should provide application documents, including licenses for operations in regions where they want to promote their own products. Spain is expected to open a third licensing window in Q4[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Betsson asks EC to re-open infringement proceedings against the Netherlands; Dutch gambling law compliant with EU law?

GiH News Roundup: Betsson asks EC to re-open infringement proceedings against the Netherlands; Dutch gambling law compliant with EU law?

Betsson has asked the European Commission to re-open infringement proceedings against the Netherlands. Ulrik Bengtsson, CEO and President, Betsson AB: Betsson view the ongoing confusion in the Dutch market as unacceptable. We have therefore submitted an official complaint to the European Commission. The current law in the Netherlands is not in line with EU law and we have therefore asked[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: PokerStars relocates London office to Sofia; “Dutch gaming tax ought to be halved;” Colombia issues first online license

GiH News Roundup: PokerStars relocates London office to Sofia; “Dutch gaming tax ought to be halved;” Colombia issues first online license

Yesterday, the Netherlands Gaming Authority sent out its monthly newsletter, which included a “factsheet online enforcement,” a plea for instituting an EU-wide mechanism for collecting fines from unlicensed gambling operators, and a response to recent reports on the alleged dangers of amusement arcades. Former politician Robin Linschoten (VVD) believes that the Dutch government should halve the current gaming tax rate.[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Will the Netherlands’ gray online market pass CJEU muster? Europe’s biggest casino comes to Cyprus

GiH News Roundup: Will the Netherlands’ gray online market pass CJEU muster? Europe’s biggest casino comes to Cyprus

Former Dutch Minister of Finance Gerrit Zalm has been appointed to help form a new coalition government consisting of VVD, CDA, D66, and ChristenUnie. The proposed government coalition will consist of two political groups (CDA and ChristenUnie) that are strongly opposed to further gambling liberalization. The Netherlands will continue to have a gray online market for the foreseeable future, gaming[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Czech regulated market fails to live up to expectations; Amaya/PokerStars shareholders go all in on “Stars” brand

GiH News Roundup: Czech regulated market fails to live up to expectations; Amaya/PokerStars shareholders go all in on “Stars” brand

The Czech Republic’s regulated iGaming market has not had the response the authorities were hoping for, the country’s regulator said. Amaya shareholders have approved the proposal to change its corporate name to Stars Group, in order to better reflect the relation with its flagship PokerStars brand. More than half the Maltese adult population spent money on gambling in 2015, with[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: GiH Conference kicks off tomorrow; unions and Holland Casino resume negotiations; match-fixing “to increase”

GiH News Roundup: GiH Conference kicks off tomorrow; unions and Holland Casino resume negotiations; match-fixing “to increase”

Tomorrow morning, the sixth annual Gaming in Holland Conference & Expo will finally kick off! Labor unions have resumed negotiations with Holland Casino. The growth of the gambling market will almost certainly lead to an increase in match-fixing in the Netherlands, Nieuwsuur reported (starting at 21:45) in Saturday night’s broadcast. A transparent and regulated betting market will likely minimize the[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Betsson sends Head of Regulatory Affairs to GiH Conference; PokerStars opens second office to handle non-poker business

GiH News Roundup: Betsson sends Head of Regulatory Affairs to GiH Conference; PokerStars opens second office to handle non-poker business

Betsson’s Head of Regulatory Affairs, Corinne Valletta, will attend the upcoming Gaming in Holland Conference & Expo to hear about the newly tightened enforcement policy of the Netherlands Gaming Authority. PokerStars has opened a second Isle of Man office to handle its growing online casino and sports betting businesses. Problem gamblers display gender-distinct behavioral indicators in their reactions to gambling-related[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino turned away 50 potential money launderers; UK publisher launches political betting website

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino turned away 50 potential money launderers; UK publisher launches political betting website

Last year, Holland Casino banned fifty visitors from its premises on suspicion of money laundering, a stark increase compared to 2014 when “only” 21 visitors received such a ban. Bettingpro.com-owner Caledonian Publishing has launched a new political betting website, BetOnPolitics.co.uk, as the firm looks to capitalize on next month’s UK General Election. Online poker operator PartyPoker has announced that it[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch authorities to ban binary options advertising; Malta Gaming Authority under fire from Belgian Gaming Commission

GiH News Roundup: Dutch authorities to ban binary options advertising; Malta Gaming Authority under fire from Belgian Gaming Commission

The Netherlands is officially becoming the next EU member state to make good on its promise for stricter regulation of retail financial products as the Dutch AFM (Financial Markets Authority) is preparing a ban on the advertisement of binary options, FX, and CFDs. The Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC), European Lotteries and two Belgian MEPs are demanding that the Malta Gaming[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Luske loses complaint against PokerStars; Eredivisie launches eLeague; Bwin operator unilaterally cuts affiliate contract

GiH News Roundup: Luske loses complaint against PokerStars; Eredivisie launches eLeague; Bwin operator unilaterally cuts affiliate contract

Well-noted poker Dutch professional Marcel Luske has initially lost his copyright complaint against PokerStars over claimed use of his International Rules of Poker. The Dutch Eredivisie has followed the example set by France and Spain by setting up an eighteen team eLeague that will mirror the nation’s premier football league over the course of seventeen rounds of FIFA17. Holland Casino[Read More…]