Tag Archives: Netherlands
- Netherlands gambling sites face ‘physical presence’ requirement
October 11, 2017
The Netherlands’ new coalition government will insist that online gambling operators maintain some kind of physical presence in the country, potentially contravening European Union trade rules. This week, four Dutch political parties finally came to terms on a coalition agreement, nearly seven months after voters went to the polls in...
- Dutch court rejects Betsson’s bid to clip gaming regulator’s wings
September 15, 2017
Online gambling operator Betsson AB has lost its bid to challenge the Netherlands’ gaming regulator’s right to take enforcement action against online gambling sites it doesn't like. A couple months back, the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) regulatory body announced that it was taking “a new step in combating remote gambling,” which the...
- Holland Casino’s Groningen venue destroyed by fire
August 28, 2017
The Netherlands’ land-based casino monopoly saw one of its properties completely destroyed by fire over the weekend. Early Sunday morning, a fire broke out at the Holland Casino location in Groningen in the north of the country. While an estimated 150 firefighters were able to gain control over the situation...
- Dutch court upholds regulator’s right to fine online gambling sites
July 19, 2017
The Netherlands’ top court has upheld the right of the local gaming regulator to impose hefty fines against international online gambling operators. On July 13, the District Court in The Hague ruled that the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) regulatory body was within its rights to impose six-figure fines against two internationally licensed...
- Betsson formally asks EC to spank Netherlands’ gambling regulator
July 7, 2017
Nordic online gambling operator Betsson AB has formally requested that the European Commission take disciplinary action against the Netherlands’ restrictive gambling market. On Monday, Betsson issued a statement urging the European Commission to reopen infringement proceedings that were initiated against the Netherlands in 2006. Betsson's request was spurred by to...
- Betsson urges European Commission to spank Netherlands
July 3, 2017
Nordic online gambling operator Betsson AB has called on the European Union’s trade watchdogs to prevent the Netherlands from taking enforcement action against the company’s Dutch-focused brands. For years now, the Netherlands has been prepping new online gambling legislation, although legislators have yet to completely agree on how best to...
Betsson CEO Bengtsson leaving due to ‘different priorities’
September 5, 2017