Prospective operators who provide all necessary documentation in a timely manner will be granted a Dutch online gaming licence simultaneously – in what the head of the country’s regulator calls the ‘Big Bang’.
As operators eagerly await the signing of the Netherlands’ Remote Gaming Bill, policymakers have underlined the restrictions that will be imposed on the online sports betting sector.
The Dutch Remote Gaming Bill is unlikely to be signed into law within the next 12 months, according to the head of the country’s gambling modernisation team.
Jason Frost has been appointed as president of the European Gaming and Amusement Federation (Euromat), taking over from Eduardo Antoja.
As the final amendments are made to the new Swiss Gambling Act, Loterie Romande has announced a return to “encouragingly robust growth” in 2016.
Following the signing of a new bill to amend the Czech Republic’s gambling legislation, NMi has been accredited to test and certify online and land-based gaming machines destined for the market.
Swedish ethics council, Speletiska Rådet (Sper), has been transformed into a trade association tasked with representing the country’s regulated gaming market.
A new piece of legislation that aims to increase bingo prize limits and allow bingo operators to advertise their games online has passed through the state’s House of Representatives.
UK government confirms that the measure to impose remote gaming duty on bonuses in online casino and bingo has been temporarily dropped from the finance bill.
Plans to open the doors to resort-style casino gaming in Japan are moving ahead, amid news that country’s dedicated IR Promotion Team is aiming to pass a second bill by the end of the year.