Ahead of Regulation, Gaming in Holland 2019 Takes on New Level of ImportancePublished March 27, 2019 by Lee R
Across an awards dinner, some amazing speeches, and a whole lot of networking, Gaming in Holland is gearing up for regulation.
Now that it has been approved by Parliament, Netherlands regulation is ramping up, with registration for Gaming in Holland couldn't arrive at a better time.
Regulation Coming in Fast
The Dutch government's Remote Gaming Bill is expected to bring regulated gambling to the Netherlands as soon as 2020.
The ramp-up continues in the summer, with a public consultation being prepared to inform secondary legislation before the summer.
This makes this year's Gaming Holland conference the most important edition ever by far.
Taking place from June 5-6 at Johan Cruyff Arena, the home of the FC Ajax football club, Gaming in Holland Conference will be overflowing with regulators, industry insiders, and other regional and global stakeholders.
Among the speaker list are newly appointed Netherlands Gaming Authority chairman René Jansen; Holland Casino CEO Erwin van Lambaart; and investigative journalist, academic, and match-fixing expert Declan Hill.
The Hill speech may be one of the most explosive a conference has ever seen. The author of ground-breaking book The Fix: Organized Crime and Soccer expands on his expertise in match-fixing and corruption by revealing the vulnerability of many important soccer matches in the past to being fixed, in the hopes of leading the industry to a more proactive preventative approach to fixing.
Program highlights include an opening review of the important steps in liberalizing regulation that still have to be taken that will clarify the picture for future market participants.
Day 2 will be launched with a focus on business, marketing and B2B services, while the afternoon will examine the relationship between sports and betting. Across both sessions, a healthy representation of clubs, associations, and the betting industry are set to discuss the full range of opportunities and challenges across the incoming sports betting landscape.
Individual gala events will also take place, including the Responsibility in Gaming Awards Dinner
recognizing three categories of outstanding performers within the Dutch gaming industry along with a charity auction.
Now is the time like no other to get to Gaming in Holland, and get a foothold on the long-awaited, highly liquid Dutch market regulation.