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A coalition government promised an overhaul of its gambling regulation some six years ago, but the political process still drags on.
Is Dutch Online Gambling Liberalization Ever Going to Happen?

There are clear benefits to liberalized gambling regulation in the Netherlands for all stakeholders, yet there are questions over when—even if—it will come to pass.

Among the operators to be approved include Svenska Spel, Betsson Group, LeoVegas, Kindred Group, GVC Holdings and Bet365.
Svenska Spel, Betsson, Kindred, and GVC Among First to Receive Swedish Online Gambling License

Sweden has issued its first round of approved operators for the country’s re-regulated market set to commence next year.

The Sweden's gambling market reported a modest gross gaming revenue increase of 1.2% to SEK 16.8 billion (~ $1.85 billion) for the first three quarters of this year.
Online Gambling Sector Spurs Growth in Sweden Ahead of 2019 Re-Regulation

Unlicensed operators in Sweden grow by 12.4% while licensed operators’ revenue declines by 2.4%, according to the regulator’s latest figures.

The room will launch HexaPro next month on December 3 with a low variance prize pool. The lowest prize is 1.5x, but site promises that a 10x multiplier will occur ten times more frequently than on competitor's offers.
HexaPro: Unibet to Launch Low Variance Lottery Sit and Go Tournaments

Unibet’s jackpot tournament promises to hit the 10x multiplier of the buy-in ten times more than its competitors with its low variance payout table..

While growth in poker so far this year is at 23%, that is in-line with casino and sports growth at Kindred.
Unibet Poker Continues to Grow, But Can it Take the Next Step?

Proven as a viable alternative for its sports and casino customers, will Kindred make the investment necessary to start acquiring poker-first customers?

In terms of year-over-year growth, Q3 was up 47%, its best performance since Q2 2017. So far this year, revenue from online poker has totaled £13 million, already more than it generated in all of 2016 and almost double the full year revenue in 2015.
Business Monitor: Kindred Group Q3 2018

Kindred Group reported £4.4 million in revenue from its Unibet Poker online division in Q3 2018. It continues the…

GVC Holdings, the parent company of the growing partypoker online poker brand, has won three prestigious awards at the annual EGR Operator Awards 2018.
GVC Crowned “Operator of the Year” and Partypoker Top in Poker at EGR Annual Awards

GVC’s online poker room partypoker wins second successive EGR “Poker Operator of the Year” title, beating Stars Group’s PokerStars and Kindred Group’s Unibet Poker.

PokerStars sportsbook brand BetStars is hoping to enter the New Jersey sports betting market as has been spotted preparing to enter the US…
Watch Out New Jersey, PokerStars Sportsbook Coming Soon from PokerStars is preparing to launch in the New Jersey market.

The Kindred Group has announced a 5 year minimum partnership with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City to bring online sports betting to players in New Jersey.
How Kindred Group Intends To Enter The US Market

The Swedish-owned online gaming operator has partnered with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City to offer sports betting to players in New Jersey.

A special promotion will also be running in conjunction with XL Eclipse where cash prize bonuses can be won by anyone who can win more than one tournament.
Quality Over Quantity: 888’s XL Eclipse Returns With Pared Back Schedule

888poker is the last major operator in the dot-com market to reveal its autumn tournament schedule.

More than 30 companies have submitted applications to the Swedish Gambling Authority (Lotteriinspektionen) for a gambling license.
Dozens of Companies Submit Applications as Swedish Licensing Process Begins

Confirmed applicants include Kindred, Betsson and Expekt as Sweden is on course to open up its regulated market on January 1, 2019.

In its Q2 2018 financial report, Kindred reported £4 million in revenue from online poker. Given the company focus on sports, and the likely cannibalization the World Cup will have had on small verticals like poker, Unibet Poker's year-over-year growth is even more impressive and a signal of stability.
Kindred Shows Stability in Poker as Sports Revenue Soars

Poker keeps growing despite the World Cup driving focus to sports betting.

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