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Senators will finally get to vote on the Dutch Remote Gambling Act (RGA) on February 19. Unlicensed online operators who have been “actively” targeting the Dutch market could face a blackout period.
International Operators Confident Dutch Blackout Will Not Apply to Them

If “actively” targeting Dutch customers is defined by the priority criteria, large operators like The Stars Group and Kindred should not be impacted by “cooling off” period.


Existing gambling operators who have been actively targeting Dutch players will be prohibited from operating in the country until they undergo a cooling down period.
Dutch Minister Confirms Blackout Period for Illegal Gambling Operators

Bad news for operators who “actively” target Dutch players as they face a blackout period.


Discussion became bogged down in debate around advertising, unlicensed operators and DNS/IP blocking.
Blackout Period on the Cards as Dutch Senate Debates Online Gambling Bill

Gambling reform has the support to move forward, but concerns over the definition of illegal gambling and the idea of a blackout period for existing operators are now a stumbling block.


Years in the making, Run It Once Poker will officially be open to the public this week. The newest online poker site, a spinoff of the Run It Once poker…
Run It Once Poker Announces Public Launch Date

Starting Wednesday February 6, real money online poker will be offered at the site founded by popular poker pro Phil Galfond.


A Dutch court ruled in favor of Dutch players playing on PokerStars.EU domain and exempting them from 29% taxes on winnings.
Court Rules in Favor of Dutch PokerStars Players, Exempts Them From Paying Tax

Dutch online poker players playing at PokerStars.EU are not liable to tax after a recent court ruling.


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.


It is the first clear statement from the new government on how it plans to proceed with the proposed gambling measures.
Dutch Government Finally Progresses Remote Gambling Liberalization

The legislative process “can be resumed vigorously” following a clear signal from new government of its commitment to the Remote Gambling Act.


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“The Phenomenon of Integration”: How 2017 Has Been a Turning Point for Open Liquidity in Online Poker

Across Europe, the United States and now even South America, shared liquidity has finally won out—2018 should see cross-border shared liquidities across all key existing and emerging online poker markets.


Closed liquidity may go down in online poker's relatively short history as one of its greatest mistakes.
“The Phenomenon of Integration”: How 2017 Has Been a Turning Point for Open Liquidity in Online Poker

Across Europe, the United States and now even South America, shared liquidity has finally won out—2018 should see cross-border shared liquidities across all key existing and emerging online poker markets.


Virtue Poker is seeking to raise $25 million in its ICO to build a decentralized online poker platform.
Czech’s Guarantees, Australian Updates and the Virtue of the Blockchain: This Week in Online Poker

Is there virtue in a decentralized blockchain-based online poker room? Virtue Poker hit the headlines this week touting…


Kindred CEO signaled that the company is hopeful that igaming re-regulation in Sweden and online gaming liberalization in the Netherlands is still on track for 2019.
Kindred Still Hopeful for Regulation in Sweden, the Netherlands

Its “business as usual” in the Netherlands, and the operator is still hopeful for both markets to regulate by 2019.


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