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GiH News Roundup: match-fixing high on the agenda following Belgian arrests; Dutch gaming sector well-represented at EUROMAT

GiH News Roundup: match-fixing high on the agenda following Belgian arrests; Dutch gaming sector well-represented at EUROMAT

Only 11 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 Netherlands Gaming Authority was unaware of the house searches that were conducted in the Netherlands in relation to the recent Belgian tennis match-fixing scandal, Dutch daily de Volkskrant reports. MP Attje[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: German ruling party calls on state governments to negotiate new Interstate Treaty on Gambling; Malta unveils AML strategy

GiH News Roundup: German ruling party calls on state governments to negotiate new Interstate Treaty on Gambling; Malta unveils AML strategy

Representatives of German political party CDU/CSU are calling on state governments to negotiate a new Interstate Treaty on Gambling in order to create “sustainable, transparent and non-discriminatory gambling regulation in Germany.” Malta’s first-ever anti-money laundering strategy was presented last week, in an attempt to “take all necessary action against financial crimes.” Italy’s lead regulatory body for gambling and betting services[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: regulator finds many compliance issues in smaller amusement arcades; Betsson posts double-digit earnings decline

GiH News Roundup: regulator finds many compliance issues in smaller amusement arcades; Betsson posts double-digit earnings decline

Late last year, the Netherlands Gaming Authority visited thirty amusement arcades to check for compliance issues. In a mere three out of thirty no violations were found. “It is not known how many of the amusement arcades that were inspected are members of trade association VAN,” the Gaming Authority’s press release said. Netherlands Gaming Authority CEO Marja Appelman explained on[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: UK’s National Audit Office to investigate Camelot; Tabcorp-Tatts merger saga coming to a close

GiH News Roundup: UK’s National Audit Office to investigate Camelot; Tabcorp-Tatts merger saga coming to a close

The UK’s National Audit Office has launched an inquiry into whether the National Lottery operator Camelot is failing the good causes it was set up to fund. Camelot’s accounts show that lottery sales increased by 27%, between 2009-10 and 2016-17, while returns for good causes increased by only 2% as Camelot’s profit attributable to its shareholders increased by 122%. SBTech[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming CEO, MP point to similarities between loot boxes and gambling; construction of HC Venlo has started

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming CEO, MP point to similarities between loot boxes and gambling; construction of HC Venlo has started

MP Michiel van Nispen (SP) has officially asked the Minister of Public Security to consider whether video game loot boxes should be considered a form of gambling. Netherlands Gaming Authority CEO Marja Appelman said (starting at 8:20) during a televised consumer program that there are important similarities between loot boxes and actual gambling. Loot boxes trigger the brain in ways[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: online gaming regulation in the Netherlands “a nightmare;” Germany’s online casino games prohibition ruled constitutional

GiH News Roundup: online gaming regulation in the Netherlands “a nightmare;” Germany’s online casino games prohibition ruled constitutional

Online gaming regulation in the Netherlands has been “chaotic” and “a nightmare,” according to Ulrik Bengtsson, former CEO of Betsson, at EiG 2017. Bengtsson also said, citing compliance and consolidation, that it is “very hard” to see a sustainable future for a lot of small affiliates. The Federal Administrative Court of Leipzig has ruled against two EU-based operators that Germany’s[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: charity lotteries designated as “intangible cultural heritage;” casinos in beach resort of Scheveningen will have to move

GiH News Roundup: charity lotteries designated as “intangible cultural heritage;” casinos in beach resort of Scheveningen will have to move

Charity lotteries have now been designated Dutch “intangible cultural heritage.” The city council of The Hague has approved the coming of a Legoland to the beach resort of Scheveningen, with the result that two local casinos now will have to move. Controversially, one of these two casinos has been designated to be relocated to a poor neighborhood. Tuesday’s winner of[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Hakim Zoufri wins MCOP; Ladbrokes Coral eying Tabcorp; Malta Gaming Authority’s costs have skyrocketed

GiH News Roundup: Hakim Zoufri wins MCOP; Ladbrokes Coral eying Tabcorp; Malta Gaming Authority’s costs have skyrocketed

Dutch national Hakim Zoufri has won the 2016 Master Classics of Poker tournament in Amsterdam, earning himself an impressive €275,608. Dutch lottery operator Postcodeloterij not only contributes to good causes, but also to “innovative” start-ups with limited commercial viability, according to Quote. Britain’s biggest bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral is reportedly planning a multi-billion pound bid for Australia’s largest betting company, Tabcorp,[Read More…]