Hello and welcome to the SBC News 90, here’s today’s top stories:

The Dutch gambling regulator, the KSA, has published plans for systems inspections, which will form a key licensing condition of the Netherlands’ Remote Gambling Act

From when applications open in March, prospective licensees must submit a ‘systems report’ to the regulator outlining the platform and software providers it will deploy in the Dutch market. 

Applicants must also provide a full breakdown of the games inventory they intend to promote to Dutch players.

The Swedish government is considering extending the current restrictions on the gaming industry until the end of June 2021, amid ongoing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

The series of ‘temporary measures’ introduced earlier this year include a 5,000 kroner deposit limit for online casinos while new proposals include a mandatory limit on playing time, as well as restrictions on gaming machine use.

The consultation period for the proposals runs until the 23rd of November. 

SAZKA Group has accepted a 500 million Euro investment from New York private equity firm Apollo Global Management to develop opportunities in Europe and North America, with a focus on lotteries.

The fund will be maintained through newly formed subsidiary SAZKA Entertainment, with plans to capitalise on acquisition and growth opportunities across the European and North American markets.  

That’s all for today, I’ll be back tomorrow for your next SBC News 90.

SBC News 90: Dutch regulator sets out licence requirements