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GiH News Roundup: gaming and gambling increasingly intertwined, Netherlands Gaming Authority warns; Spain lowers gambling tax rate

GiH News Roundup: gaming and gambling increasingly intertwined, Netherlands Gaming Authority warns; Spain lowers gambling tax rate

Gaming and gambling are becoming increasingly intertwined, two new studies commissioned by the Netherlands Gaming Authority show. One in two players of social (casino) games eventually moves from gaming into gambling. Addiction care professional Dick de Bruin, author of one of the two above-mentioned studies, says that gaming and gambling should remain, contrary to current trends, strictly separated. The Ministry[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: trust in UK gambling industry at all-time low; Postcode Lottery biggest gambling product in Sweden

GiH News Roundup: trust in UK gambling industry at all-time low; Postcode Lottery biggest gambling product in Sweden

Trust in the British gambling industry is at an all-time low among consumers, according to new figures (p. 32) from the Gambling Commission. A representative survey of 2,000 UK adults found just 34% agreed that gambling is “conducted fairly and can be trusted.” Slot halls, lotteries and on-course tote betting will be exempt from strict new anti-money laundering (AML) requirements,[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Council of State on “scarce licenses;” KSA publishes new enforcement policy; William Hill hit by DDoS attack

GiH News Roundup: Council of State on “scarce licenses;” KSA publishes new enforcement policy; William Hill hit by DDoS attack

Council of State: Scarce Licenses to Be Awarded in a Transparent and Fair Manner When it comes to the distribution of scarce licenses, all potential candidates should be given equal opportunity by the distributing authority to compete for such a license in a transparent procedure, the Council of State (Raad van State), the Netherlands’ highest administrative court, ruled yesterday. The[Read More…]