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GiH News Roundup: Postcode Loterij cautioned by Advertising Code Committee; Sweden unveils new gambling regulation

GiH News Roundup: Postcode Loterij cautioned by Advertising Code Committee; Sweden unveils new gambling regulation

The Dutch Advertising Code Committee has cautioned lottery operator Postcode Loterij for mailing direct marketing materials resembling payment reminders to consumers. The Swedish government has unveiled its new gambling regulation, which is scheduled to enter into force January 1, 2019. The Spanish online gambling and betting market is poised to hit $1.22B by 2023. The UK’s House of Commons’ Public[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: consumer protection organization chides Postcode Loterij; CMA launches enforcement action against UK operators

GiH News Roundup: consumer protection organization chides Postcode Loterij; CMA launches enforcement action against UK operators

Dutch consumer protection organization Consumentenbond has chided local lottery operator Postcode Loterij for making it excessively hard to cancel subscriptions. “Earlier pledges from the Postcode Loterij to make this process easier have been proven worthless,” Consumentenbond said. Yesterday, the UK Competition and Markets Authority launched enforcement action against a number of online gambling firms in respect of practices that may[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: annual “Goed Geld Gala” to take place tonight; municipality of Zoetermeer awards two new casino licenses

GiH News Roundup: annual “Goed Geld Gala” to take place tonight; municipality of Zoetermeer awards two new casino licenses

Tonight, the annual “Goed Geld Gala” takes place, during which lottery local operator Postcode Loterij will announce how much money it has contributed to good causes in the previous year. Special guests at this year’s edition are actor Leonardo DiCaprio and tennis star Rafael Nadal. The municipality of Zoetermeer has awarded two new licenses to operate amusement arcades to Sir[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Postcode Lottery extends partnership with Natuurmonumenten; Stars Group approved for cross-border liquidity sharing

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Postcode Lottery extends partnership with Natuurmonumenten; Stars Group approved for cross-border liquidity sharing

Dutch lottery operator Nationale Postcode Loterij has extended its cooperation with Vereniging Natuurmonumenten, an environmental protection society, for another five years. Under the agreement, Vereniging Natuurmonumenten will receive ca. €13.5m annually. The Stars Group is the first operator to be approved for cross-border poker liquidity sharing by the French regulator. After two years of patiently waiting, Novomatic AG’s acquisition of[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Betsson loses court case against Netherlands Gaming Authority; Sweden’s unregulated market grows 17% in H1 2017

GiH News Roundup: Betsson loses court case against Netherlands Gaming Authority; Sweden’s unregulated market grows 17% in H1 2017

As predicted, Betsson’s complaint against the Netherlands Gaming Authority, with which the company sought to prevent the Dutch regulator from taking steps against its Kroon Casino and Oranje Casino brands in accordance with the gaming authority’s recently tightened enforcement policy, was ruled inadmissible by the preliminary injunction court in The Hague. The Rwandan start-up EarthEnable has won the Postcode Lottery[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: JVH to be sold? Postcode Loterij awards prize to player without ticket; enforcement action against UK operators

GiH News Roundup: JVH to be sold? Postcode Loterij awards prize to player without ticket; enforcement action against UK operators

Investment company Waterland is reportedly looking to sell the JVH gaming & entertainment group, owner of the Netherlands’ largest land-based AWP chain Jack’s Casino. According to several unnamed insiders, the investment firm is targeting potential buyers who are interested in creating synergies by also acquiring the soon-to-be-privatized Holland Casino chain. After a Dutch lottery player told the Postcode Loterij he[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Black Thursday for Netherlands-facing online operators; Sky betting applies for MGA license ahead of Germany launch

GiH News Roundup: Black Thursday for Netherlands-facing online operators; Sky betting applies for MGA license ahead of Germany launch

Due to the stricter enforcement policy of the Netherlands Gaming Authority, which was announced on Saturday and comes into force today, several Netherlands-facing online casinos, such as Klavercasino, FortuinCasino and PolderCasino, have already decided to (temporarily) shut down, so as to not endanger their chances of acquiring a license once the regulated market opens. Some Netherlands-facing operators have opted for[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch attorney vows to go after Postcode Loterij; betting on low-level tennis matches; LeoVegas to launch Irish sportsbook

GiH News Roundup: Dutch attorney vows to go after Postcode Loterij; betting on low-level tennis matches; LeoVegas to launch Irish sportsbook

Dutch attorney Peter Plasman wants to “go after” the Postcode Loterij. An extensive interview with Plasman will be broadcasted on Dutch television on Monday, February 13, on 22:30 at RTL Z. The Minister of Security and Justice, Stef Blok, answered Parliamentary questions regarding match-fixing in tennis. In his answers, Blok hints that secondary legislation that is currently being worked on[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Postcode Loterij distributes €341m; Netherlands Gaming Authority will be “strict;” Kindred Group enters DFS market

GiH News Roundup: Postcode Loterij distributes €341m; Netherlands Gaming Authority will be “strict;” Kindred Group enters DFS market

Last night, the Dutch Postcode Loterij distributed €341m among 110 different charities and good causes at the “Goed Geld Gala.” Online magazine De Correspondent took an in-depth look at how that money is being apportioned. The Netherlands Gaming Authority aims to be strict. Reliable operators, however, will be given as much room as possible to develop an attractive product offering.[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Boudewijn Poelmann on giving away his shares in Novamedia; the binary options industry in 2017; investing in gaming stocks

GiH News Roundup: Boudewijn Poelmann on giving away his shares in Novamedia; the binary options industry in 2017; investing in gaming stocks

The results checker of Staatsloterij malfunctioned following the operator’s New Year’s Eve draw. Some players are claiming that threw away their winning tickets. According to gaming lawyer Frank Tolboom of Kalff Katz & Franssen, these players are out of luck, even though some form of legal settlement would not be entirely unthinkable. But only if these punters will somehow be[Read More…]