Post Tagged with: "staatsloterij"

GiH News Roundup: Staatsloterij ad wins award for best TV commercial; Belgian regulator mulling sanctions against Betway

GiH News Roundup: Staatsloterij ad wins award for best TV commercial; Belgian regulator mulling sanctions against Betway

A TV ad for Staatsloterij, featuring the dog Frekkel, has won the “Gouden Loeki 2018,” the prize for best Dutch commercial of the year.

GiH News Roundup: Staatsloterij searching for winner of unclaimed prize; more Cherry board members suspected of insider trading

GiH News Roundup: Staatsloterij searching for winner of unclaimed prize; more Cherry board members suspected of insider trading

The Dutch State Lottery is looking for the winner of a prize of €100,000 that has so far remained unclaimed.

GiH News Roundup: gov’t measures introduce uncertainty in Italian gambling market; The Stars Group records impressive Q2 performance

GiH News Roundup: gov’t measures introduce uncertainty in Italian gambling market; The Stars Group records impressive Q2 performance

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has reinstated the previous obligation of the Dutch State Lottery (Staatsloterij) to remit at least 15% of GGR to the Dutch state’s coffers. “The new Italian government does not like gambling on a pretty visceral level and it intends to use legislation to reduce it – perhaps significantly. […] this makes a material position in Italy’s[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: subdistrict court denies compensation to State Lottery participant; Holland Casino Groningen to reopen in November

GiH News Roundup: subdistrict court denies compensation to State Lottery participant; Holland Casino Groningen to reopen in November

The Dutch State Lottery will not have to repay a punter who felt misled by the operator’s advertising, a subdistrict court in the city of Roermond ruled earlier this week. The player was unable to prove that his participation in the lottery was influenced by the misleading ads, the court said. The Groningen branch of Holland Casino, which was destroyed[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Revenue Service values claim against State Lottery at €379m; William Hill fined £6.2m for “systemic” AML failures

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Revenue Service values claim against State Lottery at €379m; William Hill fined £6.2m for “systemic” AML failures

Surprisingly, the Dutch revenue service has valued the claim of Stichting Loterijverlies against the Dutch State Lottery at €379m, leaving Stichting Loterijverlies founder Ferdy Roet with a multimllion tax bill. Systemic senior management failure to protect consumers and prevent money laundering will result in William Hill Group (WHG) paying a penalty package of at least £6.2m, the UK Gambling Commission[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: regulator and ministries take step toward possible privatization of Dutch State Lottery; Fortuna goes private

GiH News Roundup: regulator and ministries take step toward possible privatization of Dutch State Lottery; Fortuna goes private

The Netherlands Gaming Authority, in consultation with the Ministries of Justice and Finance, has decided to abolish several provisions that currently determine the minimum extent of the Dutch State Lottery’s mandatory remittance to the state’s coffers, in order to allow greater financial flexibility ahead of the operator’s possible privatization. The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is pushing back against local media[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino makes “final offer;” 2.8m sign up for special lottery draw; Norwegian payment blocking appears ineffectual

GiH News Roundup: Holland Casino makes “final offer;” 2.8m sign up for special lottery draw; Norwegian payment blocking appears ineffectual

Holland Casino has reportedly made a “final offer” containing “significant concessions” in an effort to conclude a new collective bargaining agreement. Over 2.8 million people have signed up for tomorrow’s special draw of the Dutch State Lottery, which has been organized to compensate past participants for the operator’s misleading advertising practices. Participants in the special draw must waive their claims[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: ninth strike at Holland Casino; Dutch State Lottery faces yet another lawsuit; Europe’s biggest sports betting bar opens

GiH News Roundup: ninth strike at Holland Casino; Dutch State Lottery faces yet another lawsuit; Europe’s biggest sports betting bar opens

On Sunday afternoon, employees at Holland Casino Venlo went on strike. It was the ninth strike since the middle of April. Yet another class action claim foundation has started proceedings against the Dutch State Lottery. The settlement that was offered to lottery players, on account of the operator’s misleading advertising practices, should have been far more generous, according to the[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch State Lottery reaches settlement with class action claim foundation; strikes looming at Holland Casino

GiH News Roundup: Dutch State Lottery reaches settlement with class action claim foundation; strikes looming at Holland Casino

The Dutch State Loterij (now part of Nederlandse Loterij) has offered a settlement to players who have been victimized by the operator’s misleading advertising practices. The settlement, consisting of up to four free tickets to a special draw and €40 per individual player, has been accepted by class action claim foundation Stichting Staatsloterijschadeclaim (ca. 6,000 members), but rejected by the[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch court ends account preservation order against Staatsloterij; deadline for Senate questions extended

GiH News Roundup: Dutch court ends account preservation order against Staatsloterij; deadline for Senate questions extended

On Friday, a Dutch court ended the account preservation order which class action claimant Loterijverlies had obtained against the Staatsloterij (now part of Nederlandse Loterij). The order caused €121m in assets to be temporarily frozen. Loterijverlies is claiming compensation on behalf of thousands of lottery players for misleading advertising practices by the Dutch lottery operator. The permanent committee for Security[Read More…]