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Poland criticised for delay in simplified online betting sign-ups

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A Polish trade association has criticised the government severely for making the registration process with Polish-licensed online sports betting operators too difficult.

Late last month, Pracodawcy RP (Employers of the Republic of Poland) sent a letter blaming the Ministry of Finance of “making it difficult to develop the bookmaking market” and “hindering” local operators’ ability to compete with internationally licensed gambling sites.

Specifically, the group accused the Ministry of dragging its feet on allowing locally licensed online bookmakers to offer simplified account registration for new customers.

Under this process, customers could fill in minimal data, make a deposit and place a wager before the impulse escapes them. Full registration would have to be completed within 30 days, and withdrawals would be impossible until full registration was done.

This simplified process is something local operators have been advocating for a long time, but the situation is growing urgent as the 2018 FIFA World Cup – and the accompanying betting bonanza – draws ever nearer.

Studies have shown that online gamblers have a tendency to abandon the account registration process if too many steps are required. Łukasz Czucharski, Pracodawcy RP’s in-house tax expert, was quoted in the group’s appeal saying frustrated Polish punters would opt for simpler sign-ups with international sites in order to place their World Cup wagers.

Czucharski added that the Ministry has approved simplified registration for some Polish-licensed bookmakers but not others, a scenario Czucharski blamed on “the mentality of the Polish official and ordinary bureaucracy.”

Czucharski attempted to motivate the Ministry by pointing out that losing punters to international bookmakers doesn’t just hurt Polish operators but also the government, given that the state charges a preposterously high 12 per cent rate on betting turnover. (That’s the real reason punters are choosing international sites, but we digress.) 

Source: CalvinAyre.com

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Breaking News: Dutch Senate votes to legalize online gambling

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The Netherlands Senate voted today in favor of the country’s long-awaited online gaming legislation, which was approved by the House of Representatives back in 2014.

The new regulatory regime will allow operators to secure online sports betting and casino gaming licenses to serve Dutch consumers, subject to secondary legislation that is yet to be submitted for European Commission approval.

Today, the Dutch Senate voted in favor of legislation to legalize internet-based gambling, clearing the way for foreign and Dutch firms to apply for licenses.

On Monday, the Financieele Dagblad said some 300 companies have expressed interest in running a gambling website in the Netherlands and about 50 are expected to make a formal application for a license when they are up for grabs next year. Tuesday’s vote comes two years after the lower house voted in favor of allowing third parties to legally offer online gambling.

Holland Casino is the Netherlands’ only state-regulated gambling establishment but foreign firms widely flout the ban and continue to target Dutch punters.

The two Christian parties in the ruling coalition voted against the legislation. They claim allowing more companies to offer online betting will lead to more problems with addiction.

Source: DutchNews.nl

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BetConstruct attained a partnership with SA Gaming

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BetConstruct announces a new strategic partnership with an online entertainment platform provider in Asia – SA Gaming.

As a result of the agreement, SA Gaming’s various slots and live casino solutions will be integrated into BetConstruct’s platform. Around 30 slots such as The Guard, World Cup Fever, Red Dragon, Saint of Mahjong, Indiana’s Quest, Dragon Tiger, and others currently fulfill their gaming catalog.

“This is an important partnership for us, as a result of which our gaming portfolio will be enhanced with more Asian themed slots and live casino games, ” says BetConstruct regional director Lusine Khudaverdyan.

 

Apart from the slots, SA Gaming has a wide portfolio of live casino games famous in Asia. Following the partnership, we already support such games as Baccarat, Roulette, Sic Bo, Fan Tan and Speed Baccarat from our new Asian 3rd party provider. Together with SA Gaming we believe to provide premium gaming solutions for all our partner operators.

 

About BetConstruct

BetConstruct is an award-winning developer and provider of online and land-based gaming solutions with development, sales, and service centers around the globe.

BetConstruct’s innovative and proven offerings include an extensive range of products and services, including Sportsbook, Sports Data Solutions, Retail Solutions, RNG & Live Dealer Casino, VR Casino, Poker, Skill Games, Fantasy Sports, Social Platform and more. The latest addition is the industry-first complete management infrastructure, SpringBME (Business Management Environment).

All partners benefit from the BetConstruct Spring platform with its powerful back-office tools and all-inclusive services that empower operators’ growth and help contain their costs. From stand-alone set up to turn-key and white label solutions, BetConstruct offers its partners unfettered opportunity to succeed.

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Bangladesh bans online gambling websites

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Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has asked all the internet gateway providers and Telecom department to run an internet safety solution programme to block online gambling websites. BTRC is believed to have received an instruction to effect the same from the country’s government.

The telecom regulator has sent the order to block the websites so that these websites will not be accessible in Bangladesh again.

“It might take few more hours to block all the sites completely as blocking any site is so technical,” said Md Emdadul Hoque, general secretary of Internet Service Provider Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB).

A top official of the BTRC said they have often found complaints from different sides about online gambling and that needs to block for the sake of safe internet.

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