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GiH News Roundup: majority of German population believes that online gambling should be regulated; majority of Swedish problem gamblers are women

GiH News Roundup: majority of German population believes that online gambling should be regulated; majority of Swedish problem gamblers are women

A clear majority of the German population believes that online gambling should be regulated rather than prohibited, a new survey shows.

GiH News Roundup: regulated Dutch online market could “easily” generate €1bn+; skill-based gaming fails to make a splash

GiH News Roundup: regulated Dutch online market could “easily” generate €1bn+; skill-based gaming fails to make a splash

Will the Netherlands be an attractive market for online operators? Restrictive regulations and a high tax rate will be offset by a tech-savvy population with a high discretionary spend, says Alun Bowden in EGR Intel.

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Senate Committee continues to debate gambling reform; Spain likely to introduce severe advertising restrictions

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Senate Committee continues to debate gambling reform; Spain likely to introduce severe advertising restrictions

Tomorrow, the Permanent Committee for Justice and Security of the Dutch Senate will continue its deliberations on both the Remote Gaming and Casino Reform Bills.

GiH News Roundup: first specialized problem gambling clinic in the Netherlands; GVC completes Ladbrokes Coral takeover

GiH News Roundup: first specialized problem gambling clinic in the Netherlands; GVC completes Ladbrokes Coral takeover

The first specialized clinic in the Netherlands to treat gambling and gaming addiction has opened is doors. Holland Casino has picked SailPoint to deliver an end-to-end identity governance solution to automatically and securely deliver access to its workforce. GVC has finally completed its takeover of Ladbrokes Coral. 888 has applied for a gaming license in Malta due to Brexit uncertainties[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: UKGC to review license of 5 operators over AML concerns; researchers discover real-time problem gambling antidote

GiH News Roundup: UKGC to review license of 5 operators over AML concerns; researchers discover real-time problem gambling antidote

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) said it will be reviewing the license of five operators over anti-money laundering and social responsibility concerns. The UKGC, moreover, has written to all online casino operators to raise concerns about the sector’s approach to these topics. Madelon de Haas, COO of game developer StakeLogic discusses the use of narrative devices in slots games. The[Read More…]

Feite (m) as casino employee, together with  Peter Vreuls, Head of Quality at Fair Play (l).

Experiential expert: gaming industry “inherently risky” to its customers

Feite Hofman (1970) was addicted to gambling for almost 25 years. He is currently active, as an experiential expert, on “the other side” of addiction. He conducts workshops on gambling addiction and assists in providing responsible gaming training to casino employees. Last but not least, he serves on the board of AGOG, a self-help organization aimed at problem gamblers. Feite[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority calls for int’l cooperation against problem gambling; tote operator PMU returns to growth

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority calls for int’l cooperation against problem gambling; tote operator PMU returns to growth

Netherlands Gaming Authority CEO Marja Appelman called for closer cooperation among regulators in order to facilitate problem gambling prevention at the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) in Johannesburg. The IAGR conference also addressed blockchain technology in relation to the future of real-money wagering. French tote operator PMU has hailed a return to growth for the first three quarters of[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: German online gaming regulation in need of “urgent attention;” Sportech CEO resigns; Playtech’s business model criticized

GiH News Roundup: German online gaming regulation in need of “urgent attention;” Sportech CEO resigns; Playtech’s business model criticized

German online gambling legislation needs urgent attention, Saxony-Anhalt Finance Minister André Schröder has warned. The Netherlands Gaming Authority is looking to hire a legal an in-house administrative lawyer. Sportech’s long-serving CEO Ian Penrose has resigned from the company as part of a broader management restructure. Sportech holds the sole Dutch tote betting license. The business model of Holland Casino supplier[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino branch completely destroyed by fire; Catena Media approved for listing on Nasdaq Stockholm

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino branch completely destroyed by fire; Catena Media approved for listing on Nasdaq Stockholm

Early Sunday morning, a devastating fire completely destroyed the Holland Casino branch in the Dutch city of Groningen. “It is a black day for Holland Casino Groningen,” a company spokesperson said. “Fortunately, there were no casualties and all alarm systems worked as intended. Thanks to the quick response of the emergency services, more destruction was prevented.” The UK government’s prospective[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch football players cleared of match-fixing suspicions; no change in UK problem and at-risk gambling rates

GiH News Roundup: Dutch football players cleared of match-fixing suspicions; no change in UK problem and at-risk gambling rates

Four Dutch players who were suspected of being involved with match-fixing have been cleared by the Finnish football association. Holland Casino is looking to hire a Senior Communications Advisor. On Thursday, the UK Gambling Commission published the comprehensive survey Gambling Behaviour in Great Britain 2015. Despite some alarmist messages in the UK media, problem and at-risk gambling rates had remained[Read More…]