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GiH News Roundup: Dutch coalition negotations fail; PokerStars looking to enter the regulated Dutch market; 888 under review by UKGC

GiH News Roundup: Dutch coalition negotations fail; PokerStars looking to enter the regulated Dutch market; 888 under review by UKGC

The first attempt to form a new government in the Netherlands has failed. VVD, CDA, D66 and GroenLinks could not reach agreement on a number of topics, including immigration. It is not clear which political groups will attempt to form a new government next. Eventually, negotiations between the aforementioned groups could even be restarted if other options fail. “There are[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Senate publishes second round of questions on remote gaming bill; Paddy Power Betfair enters DFS market

GiH News Roundup: Dutch Senate publishes second round of questions on remote gaming bill; Paddy Power Betfair enters DFS market

Yesterday, the Dutch Senate publicly released the second round of written questions regarding the remote gaming bill. The only political groups submitting questions were CDA and SP (declared opponents of the bill), as well as PvdA. Almost all questions were submitted by CDA and – since there is a clear Senate majority in favor of the bill – are not[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: busy week for the Netherlands Gaming Authority; VAN reappoints board members; Sweden moves to scrap gambling monopoly

GiH News Roundup: busy week for the Netherlands Gaming Authority; VAN reappoints board members; Sweden moves to scrap gambling monopoly

The people at the Netherlands Gaming Authority had a busy week. Not only did the regulator publish its annual report on the past year, but it also released the study Gambling and Digital Games in the Netherlands, conducted by the US-based research firm SuperData, on the possible risks of social (casino) gaming. Additionally, the regulator released an information sheet on[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: UKGC releases position paper on virtual currencies, social casino gaming; EGBA addresses the regulation of gambling ads

GiH News Roundup: UKGC releases position paper on virtual currencies, social casino gaming; EGBA addresses the regulation of gambling ads

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has released a position paper on virtual currencies, eSports, and social casino gaming. The European Betting & Gaming Association (EGBA) focuses in its latest newsletter on the regulation of gambling advertisements. The Finnish and Austrian gaming brands Veikkaus and win2day have joined forces to launch a joint poker network using liquidity from both player bases.[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: UKGC to increase oversight of affiliates; conflicting reports on William Hill’s CEO search as operator’s profit falls

GiH News Roundup: UKGC to increase oversight of affiliates; conflicting reports on William Hill’s CEO search as operator’s profit falls

The UK Gambling Commission will be holding operators responsible for the business practices of affiliates, UKGC CEO Sarah Harrison has told the industry: In recent months the [Information Commissioner’s Office] has launched a wide-ranging investigation targeting more than 400 affiliates associated with the gambling industry. We know that the gambling sector is one of the worst offenders when it comes[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Fair Play launches problem gambling prevention app; UKGC tightens the screw; Nevada casinos post first profits since 2008

GiH News Roundup: Fair Play launches problem gambling prevention app; UKGC tightens the screw; Nevada casinos post first profits since 2008

Dutch land-based slot machine operator Fair Play has now launched a problem gambling prevention app. UK gambling firms that fail to tackle problem gambling and money laundering will soon face heftier fines and a higher risk of losing their operating license, The Guardian reports: The regulator has yet to publish the details of its harsher regime but chief executive Sarah[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: VAN Kansspelen takes action against problem gambling; UKGC: “Don’t repeat these mistakes;” 2017’s sports betting trends

GiH News Roundup: VAN Kansspelen takes action against problem gambling; UKGC: “Don’t repeat these mistakes;” 2017’s sports betting trends

The Dutch trade association of land-based slot machine operators, VAN Kansspelen, has proactively taken steps to bolster prevention measures against problem gambling. The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has advised other licensed operators they should learn from the mistakes made by Isle of Man-based operators TGP Europe Ltd and Fesuge Ltd. Playtech has opened a new live casino studio in the[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: technology against match-fixing; a good week for EveryMatrix; Playtech completes share buyback program

GiH News Roundup: technology against match-fixing; a good week for EveryMatrix; Playtech completes share buyback program

When it comes to tackling betting-related corruption, the role of technology is becoming increasingly important. Steven Burton, Director of Integrity, Governance & Sports Partnerships at Genius Sports, discusses the key developing technology trends in sport integrity and governance. Tracking customers’ movements indoors could potentially increase revenues, for instance for casino and slot machine arcade operators. Playtech has completed its previously[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Dutch government reacts to remote gaming motions; FOBT reforms; betting customers “not interested” in your brand

GiH News Roundup: Dutch government reacts to remote gaming motions; FOBT reforms; betting customers “not interested” in your brand

In addition to a large number of amendments, the Dutch Lower House also adopted several non-binding motions when that body voted on the remote gaming bill in early July. State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice has now officially responded to these motions; adopting some, dismissing others. For instance: license holders will be obligated to remind players of their[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority announces new enforcement policy; Holland Casino privatization developments

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority announces new enforcement policy; Holland Casino privatization developments

The Netherlands Gaming Authority announced its new enforcement policy with regard to unlicensed online operators. Instead of first issuing a warning, operators will now be directly eligible for enforcement action. State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff has responded to questions submitted by the permanent Committee of Security and Justice of the Lower House regarding the proposed privatization of Holland Casino. The board[Read More…]