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Online Gambling in the Netherlands

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After years of delay, the Netherlands has finally regulated online gambling. Since April this year, casinos can apply for a license to offer their games and bonuses online. Only 10 online casinos have actually received a license from the Kansspelautoriteit so far. They have been able to legally operate in the country from the 1st of October. Read on to discover what legal online gambling in the Netherlands will look like, what the rules are exactly and whether advertising is allowed.

Legalization of online gambling

Although many Dutch people have been gambling online for years, this was never officially allowed. Previously, lovers of casino games could only visit international gambling sites. Now you can also play at Dutch sites. At the Holland Casino website, for example. In recent years, the gaming authority has taken strict action against gambling sites that focus on Dutch players. If casinos, for example, used the Dutch language, they were heavily fined by the Gaming Authority.

The Betting and Gaming Act

The Gaming Act for online casinos concerns the legalization of online gambling in the Netherlands. This law came into effect on April 1st of this year. However, the “online gambling law” was not a free pass for Dutch online casinos. Before casinos can actually offer their games online to Dutch people, they need a license. This is issued by the Gaming Authority. Applying for the license carries a price tag of €50.000. There are also many other costs. The gaming authority has an intensive process to test whether the casino in question meets the requirements.

Online casino advertising

You may think: online gambling is legalized in the Netherlands, now we will probably see advertising everywhere. But that is not the case. Online gambling sites are only allowed to advertise if they are licensed by the KSA. So far there are only 10 companies who were able to obtain this license. The requirements to obtain a Dutch license are quite strict. For this reason the advertisements will not be too present. Advertisements are also not allowed to target people under 25. Furthermore, it is forbidden to use top athletes to advertise for online casinos.

Benefits of legalization

For a progressive country like the Netherlands, it is remarkable that online gambling was not officially regulated until 2021. Although opinions are divided on what this means for the gambling behavior of the Dutch, a few things are clear. First, the Netherlands will lose less tax money. In 2016, this was estimated at €100 million annually. In addition, legalization ensures that problem gamblers can be monitored more efficiently. If you play at a Dutch online casino, your player account will be linked to your bank account and BSN number.

How about online casino iDeal?

Now that only a select few casinos have been chosen to offer online casino games to Dutch players, only these 10 casinos can offer online casino iDeal. It’s blocked for all other operators that operate illegally in the market. Please refer to this list to see in which online casinos you can use online casino iDeal at any given time.

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Playnetic celebrates successful brand launch at ICE 2024

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Playnetic, the new immersive iGaming business, has marked its introduction to the industry with a bang after enjoying a successful brand launch at this year’s ICE London. Using the prominent industry event to official announce itself and reinforce the company’s key messages to its partners, Playnetic also revealed details of ten exciting casino titles, as it previewed games from its ever-expanding portfolio.

The jampacked tradeshow saw Playnetic kickstart its mission in offering innovative titles built with the latest technology and most exciting in-game features. At ICE, potential collaborators were treated to a sneak peek under the hood of the new company, and a chance to understand the levels of quality, reliability and service on offer.

iGaming’s newest player exclusively showcased ten games from its growing library, demonstrating a range of captivating titles that are primed to enter key global markets.

The collection includes eight thematic slots and two classic tables games, including thrilling titles: Max Catch, Miners are Wild and Thor’s Wild Power. These absorbing games were the centre of attention for Playnetic’s highly popular daily tournament, presenting enchanting audio-visuals and a variety of mechanics, the trio of titles attracted more than 300 players each day, with nine lucky players taking home a collection of brilliant prizes.

Dan Phillips, Playnetic CEO said: “We’re pleased to have had such a successful launch at one of the most important gaming events of the year. It was a pleasure to speak with a variety of industry experts and relay our vision for what we can offer in a vastly competitive business environment.

“It was fantastic to see so many positive leads for our CCO, Julian Borg-Barthet and the sales team; highlighting what a triumphant show it was. We’re really looking forward to the year ahead and to showcasing more content from our growing games library, beyond the ten titles we launched at ICE. We have a lot planned and are excited to continue growing and making our mark in key jurisdictions.”

Further exciting and original titles demonstrated at ICE included: Pop the Bank, Osiris Fortune, Nefertiti’s Ring Jackpot, Dragon’s Blaze, Max Catch and Bison Trails. Each game presents a unique design, with most featuring a highly sought-after Free Spins mode, as well as a range of progressive mechanics and multipliers – guaranteed to increase player engagement and retention.

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Glitnor Group Names Mel Camilleri-Bland as New Chief Operations Officer

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Ambitious iGaming business group tasks experienced industry veteran with taking B2C operations to the next level through its leading LuckyCasino and HappyCasino brands

Glitnor Group, the rapidly-expanding and entrepreneurially-led business group behind leading B2C brands LuckyCasino and HappyCasino, has announced it will soon be strengthening its C-Level team with the appointment of Mel Camilleri-Bland (pictured).

Having accumulated over 15 years’ worth of experience in the iGaming industry working in a number of high-profile consultancy, management and customer service roles, Camilleri-Bland will take over the reins as Chief Operations Officer for LCKY Group, the B2C team within Glintor Group, following the departure of the outgoing Chief Operations Officer, Cameron Brown.

Prior to joining Glitnor Group, Camilleri-Bland held the position of Group Director of Compliance for BVGroup following an almost seven-year stint with the company. During that time, she also worked as Head of B2B brands, Chief Operations Officer of Mayfly Entertainment Limited, Managing Director of Monarch Sensation and A2D Entertainment and Director of Operational Excellence for BetVictor.

Additionally, Camilleri-Bland has also worked as an independent director and consultant for MMC Consulting Limited and Director of Customer Operations for William Hill; and while such a multi-faceted and successful track record within the industry will have undoubtedly been a big part of putting her on Glitnor Group’s radar, another major aspect will have been the impressive variety of countries and cultures she’s worked in.

Over the course of her career Camilleri-Bland has had roles in almost every continent imaginable with numerous positions in the United Kingdom, Germany and Gibraltar being joined by more exotic locales such as South Africa, the Middle East and Malaysia. In each location, Camilleri-Bland has shown a keen aptitude for embracing local culture and being able to utilize this knowledge to mentor and develop those around her for the benefit of the business.

With this high level of adaptability as well as Camilleri-Bland’s strong leadership and interpersonal skills certain to come in handy as Glitnor Group looks to further expand its B2C operations in 2024, the group believes she has all of the necessary characteristics to help take the business to the next level in the role of Chief Operations Officer and both Camilleri-Bland and the B2C C-level team are clearly looking forward to her getting started.

“Having spent over a decade-and-a-half in the iGaming industry working in various management, consultancy and customer service roles across multiple continents, I’m delighted to now be able to utilise my expertise on the B2C side of Glitnor Group,” Camilleri-Bland said. “As a business, Glitnor Group has made giant strides forward over the past few years and I’m really looking forward to coming in at such an exciting time for the group. The team we have here is already amazing and I sincerely hope that the skills and industry know-how that I’ve accumulated over the past 15 years can add another dimension to that as we look to take things to a whole new level in 2024 and beyond.”

“While I’d like to take the opportunity to thank our outgoing Chief Operations Officer, Cameron Brown, for everything he’s helped Glitnor Group achieve during his time in the role, in Mel Camilleri-Bland, we think we’ve found the perfect successor to continue his legacy,” the Head of Brands and Business for Glitnor Group, David Schwieler, said. “Having helped numerous companies around the world transform their customer experience and improve their ROI, Mel arrives at Glitnor Group with a wealth of industry experience and all the tools required to take the B2C side of our business to the next level. We’re really looking forward to having her on board and can’t wait to see what we can achieve together as we continue to grow in the future.”

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REEVO and Peter and Sons Forge a Powerful Alliance to Transform Gaming Entertainment

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REEVO, a pioneering B2B content and aggregation provider, proudly announces a dynamic partnership with Peter and Sons, an international game development studio renowned for revolutionizing online gambling with uniquely styled, high-performing video slots, and casino games. This strategic collaboration signifies a momentous leap in enhancing the gaming experience for players worldwide, seamlessly integrating Peter and Sons’ exceptional portfolio into REEVO’s cutting-edge platform. Together, these industry leaders are committed to redefining and elevating the landscape of gaming entertainment.

REEVO stands at the forefront of innovation with its resilient aggregation platform. This empowers over 80 partners to achieve distinctiveness through custom and exclusive REEVO content. Boasting a portfolio of over 8000 games, spanning slots, table games, crash games, and live gaming experiences, REEVO consistently establishes pioneering benchmarks in innovation and diversity.

In 2024, REEVO embarks on an ambitious journey to onboard over 60 new game providers, and the collaboration with Peter & Sons serves as a strategic initiative towards fulfilling this commitment.

Peter and Sons, founded in 2019 by a team of international enthusiasts and professionals, has set itself apart with a distinctive approach to casino game development. With world-class mechanics, their games offer an unparalleled gaming experience, featuring innovative features, stunning graphics, and top-notch audio. With a portfolio of 30+ games, including popular titles like Kaiser, Valkyries, Book of Books, and Barbarossa, and a new release each month, Peter and Sons aims to expand their universe, offering a diverse range of Slot Games, Scratch Cards, and Instant Games for every type of player and market.

Yann Bautista, Commercial Director, and Founder at Peter and Sons: We’re thrilled to team up with Reevo, expanding our game collection to a global audience. With over 30 titles, including favorites like Barbarossa and Book of Books, we’re eager to share our creations with Reevo Play’s esteemed partners. 

Petra Maria Poola, Head of Sales at REEVO, added: “I am thrilled to join forces with Peter and Sons. Their dedication to amazing game development has garnered them a stellar reputation, and we have long admired their work. This strategic partnership provides us with the exciting opportunity to introduce our captivating portfolio to new audiences, and we look forward to collectively setting new standards in the industry.”

The REEVO and Peter and Sons partnership signals the dawn of a new era in gaming entertainment, blending innovation, diversity, and a player-centric approach. Stay tuned as these industry leaders reshape the gaming landscape, delivering an unparalleled experience for players worldwide.

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