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GiH News Roundup: Belgium introduces restrictions on gambling advertising; WRR argues for gov’t role in allocation of charity lottery funds

GiH News Roundup: Belgium introduces restrictions on gambling advertising; WRR argues for gov’t role in allocation of charity lottery funds

In a recent report, the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) argued that it would “not be unreasonable” to give the government a role in deciding the allocation of the remittances of licensed charity lotteries to specific good causes.

GiH News Roundup: Swedish monopolists losing market share to international operators; UKGC chief urges operators to be more responsible

GiH News Roundup: Swedish monopolists losing market share to international operators; UKGC chief urges operators to be more responsible

Sweden’s gambling market posted modest growth in the first nine months of 2018 as locally licensed operators continued to lose market share to international operators.

GiH News Roundup: Ministry of Justice responds to Senate questions on Remote Gaming and Casino Reform Bills

GiH News Roundup: Ministry of Justice responds to Senate questions on Remote Gaming and Casino Reform Bills

Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker has finally responded to the Senate’s second round of written question on the Remote Gaming Bill. Dekker also responded to the Senate’s questions on the Casino Reform Bill. Additionally, the minister informed the Lower House how the government intends to give effect to a number of motions regarding his bill that were adopted by[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: “JVH gaming worth €500-750m;” Swedish regulator plans roll-out of national self-exclusion scheme

GiH News Roundup: “JVH gaming worth €500-750m;” Swedish regulator plans roll-out of national self-exclusion scheme

Only 19 days to go before the 7th annual Gaming in Holland Conference & Expo kicks off in Amsterdam! Register today or check out the event’s agenda here. The investments of private equity fund Waterland in casino operator JVH gaming & entertainment have been paying off: both revenue and profitability have been growing strongly over the last few years. According[Read More…]

Stars Group to acquire Sky Betting for $4.7bn; first rulings on claims for damages against Staatsloterij expected this spring

Stars Group to acquire Sky Betting for $4.7bn; first rulings on claims for damages against Staatsloterij expected this spring

Poker giant Stars Group Inc agreed to buy Sky Betting & Gaming in a deal valued at $4.7 billion, moving deeper into sports betting to create the biggest publicly listed online gambling company. Several different parties are independently bringing civil action for damages against the Dutch State Lottery for misleading advertising practices. The first court ruling are expected this spring.[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: French gov’t to start privatization of national lottery operator; 888 to challenge German ban on online casinos

GiH News Roundup: French gov’t to start privatization of national lottery operator; 888 to challenge German ban on online casinos

The French Government will begin privatizing the country’s national lottery provider by selling an estimated 50% share in Francaise des Jeux (FDJ), according to reports in a local journal. UK-listed online gambling operator 888 Holdings says it will file a constitutional appeal to a German Federal Administrative Court ruling barring online casino operators from dealing with German customers. A Swiss[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Belgian court upholds VAT exemption for online gambling; ESMA prohibits sale of binary options to retail customers

GiH News Roundup: Belgian court upholds VAT exemption for online gambling; ESMA prohibits sale of binary options to retail customers

Following a challenge from Kindred Group, Belgium’s Constitutional Court has struck down a bill that placed a heavy value-added tax (VAT) load on the shoulders of gambling operators in the country. Despite government opposition, Slovenia has moved closer to online sports betting liberalization. The European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA) has agreed on measures on the provision of contracts for[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: construction has started on new hotel-casino combination near Den Bosch; Sky introduces instant pay-out feature

GiH News Roundup: construction has started on new hotel-casino combination near Den Bosch; Sky introduces instant pay-out feature

Construction has started on “Gran Casino Nuland,” located in the Van der Valk Hotel near ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The casino, which will be limited to operating gaming machines, is expected to open in February 2018. Steven van Zadelhoff and Rolf Slotboom have been admitted to the Dutch Poker Hall of Fame. An illegal gambling ring that was busted in Italy is said[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Betsson CEO resigns; Sky Bet closes affiliate program; OneTime announces Best Casino of the Netherlands 2017 Award

GiH News Roundup: Betsson CEO resigns; Sky Bet closes affiliate program; OneTime announces Best Casino of the Netherlands 2017 Award

OneTime has announced the Best Casino of the Netherlands 2017 Award. Eight different casinos have been nominated. Ben Bensimoun has won the WSOP Circuit Rotterdam Main Event. Betsson CEO Ulrik Bengtsson has resigned his position effective immediately following a disagreement with the board over the company’s strategic priorities. “According to a number of sources, the fallout was prompted primarily by[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: William Hill to become AFC Ajax’s new shirt sponsor? Third operator launches lottery betting product with Lottoland

GiH News Roundup: William Hill to become AFC Ajax’s new shirt sponsor? Third operator launches lottery betting product with Lottoland

There have been persistent rumors that bookmaker William Hill has already reached a deal with AFC Ajax to become the football club’s main shirt sponsor starting in 2019 – if the Dutch Senate manages to approve the remote gaming bill before then. Dutch poker legend Marcel Luske was eliminated in 23rd place at the World Series of Poker Main Event.[Read More…]