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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…]

GiH News Roundup: Google Play to allow gambling apps; Spain expected to open licensing window; Interwetten announces Sweden Launch

GiH News Roundup: Google Play to allow gambling apps; Spain expected to open licensing window; Interwetten announces Sweden Launch

App store Google Play will allow real-money gambling apps. Requests for gambling application sales on the Google Play store will be accepted as of August 2017: To obtain a permission, developers should provide application documents, including licenses for operations in regions where they want to promote their own products. Spain is expected to open a third licensing window in Q4[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: strikes continue at Holland Casino; Loterijverlies loses another court case; ESSA elects new chairperson

GiH News Roundup: strikes continue at Holland Casino; Loterijverlies loses another court case; ESSA elects new chairperson

Last night, Holland Casino employees in Utrecht went on strike; for the twelfth time since April. Today, employees in the Holland Casino branches in Breda, Rotterdam, Utrecht, and Scheveningen will go on strike as well. Class action claim foundation Loterijverlies has lost its court case in which it sought to prevent the Dutch State Lottery from offering a free draw[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: KNWU receives €1m from Unibet; a voting guide for Dutch punters; 5% of players in BC generate 46% of online casino revenue

GiH News Roundup: KNWU receives €1m from Unibet; a voting guide for Dutch punters; 5% of players in BC generate 46% of online casino revenue

The Dutch Royal Cycling Union has received €1m from online operator Unibet without having to do anything in return. In sixteen days, the Netherlands will hold elections for the Lower House. How do participating political parties look upon gambling? Researchers have developed a new tool, The Positive Play Scale (PPS), to measure responsible gaming beliefs and behavior in their player-base:[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: the future of gambling in the Netherlands; Spain’s online market tops €10bn; Kindred Group posts strong revenue growth

GiH News Roundup: the future of gambling in the Netherlands; Spain’s online market tops €10bn; Kindred Group posts strong revenue growth

Dutch magazine Quote has an extensive piece (€) on the future of gambling and lotteries in the Netherlands. Its main takeaway: nobody knows exactly what is going to happen. As we reported earlier, the Dutch Public Prosecutor is taking aim at illegal sports betting terminals. There is strong local opposition against plans to move a Hommerson casino to a poor[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: ICE 2017 highlights; healthy growth for Spain’s online market; Swedish punters prefer international operators

GiH News Roundup: ICE 2017 highlights; healthy growth for Spain’s online market; Swedish punters prefer international operators

Marja Appelman, CEO of the Netherlands Gaming Authority, spoke at the International Casino Conference in London on February 6. “We will enforce legislation in a strict manner,” Appelman said. Check out these ICE 2017 highlights – day two here. Swedish-facing international online gambling operators continued to outpace domestic operators’ revenue growth in 2016. Figures released this week by Spanish gaming[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: What’s next for Holland? Danish and Spanish gambling stats; internet governance and online gaming

GiH News Roundup: What’s next for Holland? Danish and Spanish gambling stats; internet governance and online gaming

What’s next for the Dutch gaming market? EGR Intel, Gaming in Holland, and SBTech hosted a briefing on the latest regulatory developments in the Dutch gaming, betting, and lottery markets. State Secretary Eric Wiebes responded to questions by members of the Dutch Senate regarding appointments to the supervisory boards of Holland Casino and Nederlandse Loterij. Gaming test lab Trisigma will[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Agreement on new German Interstate Treaty on Gambling; Mr Green reports  improved results; a Spanish start-up accelerator

GiH News Roundup: Agreement on new German Interstate Treaty on Gambling; Mr Green reports improved results; a Spanish start-up accelerator

Last Friday. the prime ministers of the sixteen German federal states (Länder) reached broad agreement on the outline of a new Interstate Treaty on Gambling to replace the current treaty that has been widely criticized by the courts and the European Commission. The previous treaty’s restriction on issuing no more than twenty sports betting licenses will be scrapped, to be[Read More…]