Robin de Wit

Robin de Wit

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The Netherlands: update on the reformation of the gambling market

Recently, the Council of Ministers approved to the plan of the State Secretary for Security and Justice, mr. Teeven, to reform the Dutch games of chance market. The current policy on games of chance will be modernized...more

7/25/2014 - Casinos Gambling Gaming Internet Gambling Lottery Online Gaming Websites

The Netherlands: national lottery announces to go online

In the run-up to the legalization of the online gambling market in the Netherlands, the Staatsloterij has announced that it aims to offer new types of games on the internet soon. This news appears from the new strategy for...more

5/15/2014 - EU New Legislation Online Gaming

Dutch energy company is fined for violating the Dutch telemarketing rules

Last week, the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (“ACM”) imposed a fine on energy company Essent for violating the Dutch telemarketing rules. In short, Essent had called several consumers with respect to a commercial...more

5/5/2014 - Consent Essent EU Telemarketing Telemarketing Sales Rule

Dutch websites massively violate privacy laws by placing tracking cookies

Dutch newspapers report that Dutch websites massively violate privacy laws by passing on information about surf and click behavior of visitors to advertising companies, without permission of the visitors involved. Such...more

5/5/2014 - Cookies Privacy Laws UK Websites

Netherlands: National lotteries wish to donate less to charity

Three Dutch lotteries currently holding a license for organizing charity lotteries (the Nationale Postcode Loterij, BankGiro Loterij and Vrienden Loterij have expressed their wish to pay less to charitable organizations....more

4/15/2014 - Foreign Charities License Agreements Lottery Online Gaming

Netherlands: first foreign provider announces its intention to enter the Dutch online gambling market

Yesterday, the German online lotteries provider Tipp24 notified its intention to enter the Dutch market and to comply to the proposed Remote Gambling Ac. This means that Tipp24 is willing to donate 40% of its revenue in the...more

3/13/2014 - Gambling Internet Gambling Online Gaming

Netherlands: text of the Dutch online gambling bill published earlier than expected

On Wednesday (5 March), the 171 page-long text of the proposed Dutch Remote Gambling Act has been notified to the European Commission. This is a sign that the Dutch government is speeding up the process, since the text of the...more

3/10/2014 - EU Gambling Internet Gambling

Netherlands: Remote Gambling Act goes before the Council of State

Last Friday (14 February), the legislative proposal for the Dutch Remote Gambling Act has been brought before the Dutch Council of State for its opinion. This Act stipulates under which conditions online gambling will be...more

2/18/2014 - Anti-Money Laundering EU Gambling Online Gaming

Europe: CJEU - Dedicated Meta Search Engine Infringes Database Rights (Autotrack v Gaspedaal)

On 19 December 2013 the Court of Justice of the European Union rendered an important judgment concerning the interpretation of Article 7 of Directive 96/9/EC regarding the legal protection of databases (the 'Database...more

12/24/2013 - CJEU Databases EU Metadata Search Engines Web Scraping Websites

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