We are going towards the end of 2017 and what a year it has been. But instead of looking back, we prefer to look forward and look at what 2018 has in store for the online casino market. Of course we will continue to improve our offering of trustworthy online casinos and we will relentlessly kick out online casinos that make unfair changes for players or mess up on other subjects even if they are currently listed as trusted.
A Scottish player is about to have a Christmas he will never forget after winning the Hall of Gods jackpot at Casumo Casino. The jackpot stood at almost €7.3m, the online casino's biggest ever recorded jackpot by almost doubling its predecessor. How this jackpot win came about is a pretty cool story.
This is the question that the Dutch Gaming Authority (KSA) is investigating because if this is the case, then these loot boxes are illegal. With the current (outdated) Dutch law on gambling, all forms of online gambling are still banned in the Netherlands at the moment. There are online games in which players can obtain these so-called 'loot boxes' as part of the game. In these virtual boxes, for example, there are upgrades and outfits for characters. Players do not know in advance what they will find in a purchased box, and in a number of games they can also be bought with real money. Here the issue starts for the KSA.
We got a complaint in our mailbox from a player who asked us why we always write updates on the big jackpots after they are won. He said he was often not aware that a big jackpot was about to drop and had to read it afterwards. Actually we think he has a good point so from now on we will share this news on a more regular basis when jackpots are about to hit their average peak. So right now this is the case with the Hall of Gods Jackpot.
We get quite a few questions from players about the current situation on online gambling in the Netherlands. Even friends and colleagues from other countries wonder why the Netherlands is taking so long in making a new law to replace the current Gambling Act that dates all the way back to 1964.