Dutch Gaming Authority Unveils Revamped CRUKS Registration Portal for H1 2023 and More Industry UpdatesPublished February 6, 2023 by Brett C
Stay up-to-date with the latest news and developments in the Netherlands' gambling industry. Find out about the launch of the updated CRUKS registration website, designed to make the registration process easier for all types of players, and learn about Unibet's recent decision to reduce the RTP percentages on its Netherlands-facing slot games. Take advantage of this opportunity to stay ahead in the Dutch online gambling industry.
According to Meneer Casino, Unibet's Netherlands-facing casino has reduced the return-to-player (RTP) percentages on hundreds of its online slot games. Games developed by Netent, Play' n Go, Pragmatic Play, Red Tiger, and Relax Gaming are included in this change.
Country Manager Lennart Kessels says the RTP adjustments are permanent and are not a race to the bottom. Unibet is the only Dutch online casino that has decreased its RTPs. This change could result from Unibet's disappointing Q4 results or a sign of the mature Dutch-regulated online market.
Future Locations Shortlisted by Clarion Gaming
Clarion Gaming has shortlisted four cities as potential hosts for future ICE events from 2025. The cities are Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, and London. The decision is expected to be announced in the third quarter of 2023 after the bidding process is completed. The current ICE event, held in London, is slated to move due to cost difficulties faced by Clarion's partners.
Insights from the GiH Conference
The 2023 Gaming in Holland (GiH) Conference and Expo, one of the leading events in the Dutch gambling industry, is set to take place on June 8, 2023, at the KIT Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam. The GiH conference is expected to focus on the whole Dutch gambling market. It will explore how market participants can navigate challenging circumstances by opening the regulated online gaming market back in October '21.
With over 2,000 members, Gaming in Holland is the go-to resource for corporate decision-makers, policy officers, and third-party professionals active in the Dutch gambling sector. This year's conference will showcase regulators, industry specialists, and important decision-makers, providing attendees with the essential market intelligence and regulatory updates they need to stay ahead in the game.
Speakers at the 2023 GiH Conference will include Secretary General of the European Gaming and Betting Association, Maarten Haijer; Chairman of the Netherlands Gambling Authority, René Jansen; CEO of Mindway AI, Rasmus Kjaergaard; CEO of Betsson, Pontus Lindvall; and Director of Gaming in Holland, Willem van Oort. More speakers are set to be announced in the coming weeks.
The 2023 GiH Conference provides a unique opportunity for attendees to network with peers, policy experts, and other stakeholders in the industry, making it the ideal platform for sharing ideas, knowledge, and insights. This conference is a must-attend event for anyone looking to stay informed about the latest developments in the Dutch-regulated gambling market.
Updates to the Netherlands' National Exclusion Register
The Netherlands Gambling Authority will launch an updated version of the CRUKS website in H1 2023. The update will simplify the registration process for low-literate players or those with limited digital skills and make involuntary registrations easier. The launch will accompany a public information campaign, according to Chair René Jansen. There are no plans to amend the exclusion database.