13 Oct
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Apple removes online gambling apps from App Store in Netherlands

One of the world’s biggest companies Apple has now decided to do away with online casino and sports betting mobile apps from its App Store in Netherlands.

The Tim Cook-led company decided to do so after a request from Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) national regulatory body.

The KSA released a statement on its website to reveal that 55 apps were removed from the App Store. This included the very popular online gaming apps of bwin.party and Unibet.

Since technology giant did not offer these apps on its Google Play store, Apple was the only company that did.

Since the country was in the process of formulating legislation for online gambling operators, the KSA wanted these apps to be banned.

As soon as the bill is passed by the upper house of parliament, the Dutch iGaming market will be open to private players. This is expected to happen before 2018.

The regulator went on to add that nearly 10,000 illegal downloads were prevent after the apps were removed from the App Store.

Simona

Kai started working in the Gaming Industry in 2001 when he managed a Horse Betting Shop in Germany. With the more and more upcoming needs for Sportbetting Solutions for the German speaking market he moved in 2003 in Malta where he built up TopSportWetten, one of the first Sportbetting operators working from Malta with a Remote Gaming License.

In 2005 he moved to a new venture and joined the newly formed Team of BetUnited, a Company that had the goal to target the German speaking online market with a full portfolio of Betting, Poker, Casino and Games of Skill.

In 2007 he left BetUnited and concentrated on helping new Companies coming to Malta to obtain a remote gaming license and establish operators on the island.

In 2011 he founded Simka Consulting to combine his knowledge in the operational part of the IGaming Business with the Marketing expertise of Simona.

Past Projects:

  • TopSportWetten - Managing Director and Key Official
  • Bet United - Managing Director and Key Official
  • MMBet - Managing Director and Key Official
  • Olympia Bet - Managing Director and Key Offical
  • Production Planning and Project Manager - Infratec Pro Ltd.

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