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GiH News Roundup: Sweden issues first licenses; UK Gambling Commission fines operators

GiH News Roundup: Sweden issues first licenses; UK Gambling Commission fines operators

Sweden has issued its first 16 licenses for the re-regulated market that is to launch on January 1. State-owned Svenska Spel and ATG are both on the list, as are international giants Bet365 and Bwin, and Swedish operators Unibet, LeoVegas and Betsson.

GiH News Roundup: Spanish gov’t has no plans for “absolute prohibition” of gambling advertising; Sweden appoints match-fixing coordinator

GiH News Roundup: Spanish gov’t has no plans for “absolute prohibition” of gambling advertising; Sweden appoints match-fixing coordinator

On Wednesday, Spanish Finance Minister María Jesús Montero announced that the government would release specifics on its “ambitious and useful” online gambling ad restrictions in the near future.

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: 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: bad weekend for betting operators; Spanish legislators want to divert gaming tax to support gambling addiction therapies

GiH News Roundup: bad weekend for betting operators; Spanish legislators want to divert gaming tax to support gambling addiction therapies

Spain’s opposition party, the Partido Popular, has called for some of the country’s gambling tax take to be diverted towards supporting gambling addiction diagnosis and therapies. Gambling firms could use GPS to target vulnerable customers with offers, experts warn. UK betting operator Bet365 said Saturday was “one of the worst days in our history,” losing eight figures over the three[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: UK online market grows 3.7% YoY; Slovakia to open online casino market; Svenska Spel signs esports sponsorship deal

GiH News Roundup: UK online market grows 3.7% YoY; Slovakia to open online casino market; Svenska Spel signs esports sponsorship deal

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 UK online gambling sector grew 3.7% to £4.9bn – 35% of the UK’s total gambling market – between April 2016 and March 2017, according to new figures released by the Gambling[Read More…]

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: MGA seeks to safeguard its reputation by preparing crackdown on Mafia-connected businesses; Clarion to tackle sexism

GiH News Roundup: MGA seeks to safeguard its reputation by preparing crackdown on Mafia-connected businesses; Clarion to tackle sexism

The Malta Gaming Authority is set to launch an investigation into all of its Italian online licensees as it attempts to root out connections between the island and illegal, Mafia-connected betting shops in Italy. The project is reportedly the first stage in a concerted crackdown on Italian gambling businesses based in Malta. Following widespread criticism, Clarion, organizers of ICE Totally[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Spanish regulator announces third online licensing round; Denmark’s online casino market sets new records

GiH News Roundup: Spanish regulator announces third online licensing round; Denmark’s online casino market sets new records

While other markets are still on hold, Spain’s Direction General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) regulatory body formally announced it would soon begin accepting new applications for online gambling operators interested in entering the country’s regulated market. As soon as the official call for tender will be published in Spain’s Official Gazette, a one-year window will open in which operators[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: WSOP Rotterdam tournament schedule announced; Spanish online sports betting up 273% since regulation

GiH News Roundup: WSOP Rotterdam tournament schedule announced; Spanish online sports betting up 273% since regulation

The full schedule for next month’s World Series of Poker tournament in Holland Casino Rotterdam has been announced. Since online gaming was regulated in Spain five years ago, the country’s online sports betting sector has grown 273% and has paid out €35m in prizes. Live gaming provider Evolution Gaming saw its revenue grow 56% y-o-y in Q2 2017. The UK[Read More…]