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GiH News Roundup: Portugal issues 8th online license; PokerStars parent reports soaring casino revenues; Metal Casino targets hard rock fans

GiH News Roundup: Portugal issues 8th online license; PokerStars parent reports soaring casino revenues; Metal Casino targets hard rock fans

Portugal has announced the issuance of its eighth online gambling license to Estoril Sol to offer online sports betting services. The operator was already in possession of a Portuguese online casino license. PokerStars parent company The Stars Group reported a 7.9% constant currency rise in Q2 revenues to $303.5m, with soaring casino revenues overcoming a significant decline in poker revenues.[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino sponsors Dutch bobsleigh team; US Supreme Court to consider challenge of federal sports betting ban

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino sponsors Dutch bobsleigh team; US Supreme Court to consider challenge of federal sports betting ban

Holland Casino is the new sponsor of the Dutch bobsleigh team that currently trying to qualify for the Winter Olympics. Portugal’s National Association of Online Gamblers (ANAon) announced that it would be presenting parliament with a petition bearing the signatures of 4,600 gamblers who want their government to lessen the tax burden imposed on locally licensed online operators. One operator[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: Dutch online enforcement policy continues to impact international operators; Loterijverlies appoints new board members

GiH News Roundup: Dutch online enforcement policy continues to impact international operators; Loterijverlies appoints new board members

In the wake of last week’s introduction of a stricter online enforcement policy by the Netherlands Gaming Authority, LeoVegas has joined other international operators in refusing to accept traffic from promotional .nl domains. Class action claim foundation Loterijverlies has appointed two new board members following the suspension of its founder Ferdy Roet. VAN, the Dutch trade association of land-based gaming[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: all-day strikes at Holland Casino; Netherlands Gaming Authority reveals foreign fines; #requestabet popular with punters

GiH News Roundup: all-day strikes at Holland Casino; Netherlands Gaming Authority reveals foreign fines; #requestabet popular with punters

Today, employees at the Holland Casino branches in Groningen, Leeuwarden, and Enschede will be striking the entire day, further escalating the conflict between management and employees. On Friday, Holland Casino released its annual report, reporting both higher profits and an increase in visitors. Interestingly, the annual report also has employees discussing the casino chain’s responsible gaming measures, as well as[Read More…]