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GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority fines William Hill €300,000; Ministry responds to Senate questions on Remote Gaming Bill

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority fines William Hill €300,000; Ministry responds to Senate questions on Remote Gaming Bill

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has hit William Hill with a €300,000 fine for offering online gambling in the country without a license.

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority enforces ban on loot box gambling; French government plans privatization of FDJ

GiH News Roundup: Netherlands Gaming Authority enforces ban on loot box gambling; French government plans privatization of FDJ

The Netherlands Gaming Authority has started enforcing its ban on video game loot boxes containing items of monetary value that can be traded outside of the game for financial gain. Due to measures implemented by video game publishers, players of certain games are now no longer able to trade their virtual items. On June 30, Fair Play Casinos will open[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: Looking back at the GiH lottery session; Netherlands Gaming Authority issues another fine; EC might drop infringement cases

GiH News Roundup: Looking back at the GiH lottery session; Netherlands Gaming Authority issues another fine; EC might drop infringement cases

On Tuesday, over eighty guests attended a discussion on the future of the Dutch lottery landscape at the premises of GiH partner LeaseWeb. The discussion centered on new market entrants and product launches, responsible gaming, and the regulatory direction of the future Dutch lottery regime. Read our full report here. The Netherlands Gaming Authority has issued a €217,000 fine to[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: fresh round of consolidation looming; Planetwin365 tops Bet365 in Italy; eSports betting operator receives Maltese license

GiH News Roundup: fresh round of consolidation looming; Planetwin365 tops Bet365 in Italy; eSports betting operator receives Maltese license

A “flurry of M&A deals is expected after the outcome of a UK regulatory review due this month,” the Financial Times writes. Companies reportedly drawing up plans include GVC, Ladbrokes Coral, William Hill, Paddy Power Betfair, The Stars Group (formerly Amaya), 888 Holdings, Rank Group, and Jackpotjoy. SKS365 Group’s Planetwin365 brand captured 14.9% of Italy’s online sports betting market in[Read More…]

GiH News Roundup: Las Vegas rocked by mass shooting; Svenska Spel to launch online casino; ESSA sports integrity projects receive EU funding

GiH News Roundup: Las Vegas rocked by mass shooting; Svenska Spel to launch online casino; ESSA sports integrity projects receive EU funding

Las Vegas has been rocked by a mass hooting, just hours ahead of the opening of the G2E Conference, Swedish state-owned operator Svenska Spel is preparing the launch of an online casino as soon as new regulation comes into force in January 2019. The operator is anticipating huge growth once an open market is officially introduced in the country. International[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: details on new Holland Casino branch announced; Dutch filmmaker releases short poker film; FOBT review postponed

GiH News Roundup: details on new Holland Casino branch announced; Dutch filmmaker releases short poker film; FOBT review postponed

New details regarding the soon-to-be-built Holland Casino branch in Utrecht have been announced. A short film titled “Bonne Chance,”, with a bit part for Dutch poker professional Mark Roovers, has been released last week. Regulators from four European countries – France, Italy, Spain, Portugal – have confirmed they will sign a poker liquidity sharing agreement later this week. Kindred Group’s[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: 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…]