The line-up for the seventh annual Gaming In Holland Conference has been announced and the 2018 edition includes the first Responsible Gaming Awards.
Taking place on June 19-20 at De Hallen Studios in Amsterdam, the conference programme is outlined below.
On June 18, Gaming in Holland and Totally Gaming Academy trainers Arjan Korstjens and Lucien Wijsman will offer a one-day, Dutch-language casino marketing training course at a steeply discounted rate.
The course will be primarily aimed at land-based casino professionals looking to mount more effective marketing campaigns and to increase floor yields by specifically catering to as many different categories of casino customers as possible.
Day 1 - starting at 13.30
The first conference day, June 19, will focus on the latest regulatory and legal developments. As a special guest, GiH will welcome Guillermo Olagüe Sánchez, Deputy Head at the Spanish regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego.
Mr Olagüe Sánchez will look back at Spain’s successful regulation of a healthy and growing online market and will also discuss the concomitant advantages of expanded consumer protection, player channelling, and increased tax yields.
Day 2 - starting at 10.00
The second conference day will feature a keynote opening by Holland Casino CEO Erwin van Lambaart, followed by a discussion of the Dutch lottery market and the impact of new market entrants on charities and good causes.
Other topics include the possible opening of the Dutch retail betting market, the key gambling brands in the country, and a CEO panel.
Introducing the Responsible Gaming Awards Dinner
As the Dutch market is slowly but surely opening up, it is becoming increasingly appropriate to recognize outstanding performers within the Dutch gaming industry.
Gaming in Holland, in close cooperation with, and supported by a wide range of stakeholders, has therefore decided to introduce the Responsible Gaming Awards.
The very first Responsible Gaming Awards will be presented on June 19 at an exclusive awards dinner for industry representatives, policy makers, and problem gambling care professionals.
The awards dinner will be an integral part of the GiH Conference. However, it will also be possible to attend the dinner without participating in the conference. A large number of representatives of the gaming, betting, and lottery sectors have already confirmed their attendance.
The inaugural Dutch Responsible Gaming Awards will feature 10 distinct award categories:
- Responsible Gaming Initiative of the Year
- Best Use of Technology for Responsible Gaming Purposes
- Governance, Oversight, and Social Care Organization of the Year
- Operator of the Year
- Gaming Destination of the Year
- Female Role Model of the Year
- Marketing Campaign of the Year
- Digital Product of the Year
- Gaming Industry Ambassador of the Year
- Industry Innovation of the Year
The winners will be picked by three independent juries. All nominees must be fully licensed to operate in the Dutch market.