Licenses for Circus, Novamedia Gaming and 711

The Gaming Authority has issued three new licences. Betca B.V., Novamedia Gaming, and 711 B.V. are the lucky new licensees.

Betca B.V. will soon go online with Circus.nl. Novamedia Gaming is the owner of the National Postcode Lottery and the Vriendenloterij.

In this article, we look ahead at what you can expect from these two new licensees. Earlier this year, the Gaming Authority already issued licenses to ZeBetting & Gaming Nederland B.V. (ZeBet), Casino de Spa (Casino777.nl), JOI I Limited (Flash Casino), and JOI II Limited.

This brings the total number of permits to 18. More permits are expected to be issued in the coming months.

Betca B.V.

The Dutch company Betca B.V. goes online with Circus.nl. Circus is active in several other regulated markets, such as Belgium, Switzerland, and Portugal. This allows millions of gamers to play online.

Circus.nl probably runs on a Gaming1 technical platform. That means online slots from NetEnt, MicroGaming, Novomatic, and Gaming1 itself. You can also expect a live casino with Evolution gaming tables.

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CasinoBazen is especially curious about the speed of the payouts and the quality of the Gaming1 helpdesk. In Belgium, there are quite a few complaints from players about slow payouts, difficult account verification, and a not too player-friendly helpdesk.

Novamedia Gaming

Surprisingly, Novamedia Gaming was not among the first batch of licensees. However, almost everyone in the online gambling market had counted on Novamedia Gaming to be there like the chickens to get an online gambling license.

Novamedia Gaming got the online gambling license less than six months later. Novamedia Gaming is the owner of the National Postcode Lottery and the Vriendenloterij.

Novamedia Gaming does not seem to be in too much of a hurry, judging by its own press release. Novamedia Gaming says it aims at online games of chance for a wide audience.

You can already play Deal or no Deal for € 1 per game via the Deal or no Deal website.

711 BV

After Bingoal, Circus.nl, and 777.nl, 711.nl will be the fourth Belgian casino to come to the Netherlands. In Belgium, the owners of 711.nl are already active with Carousel.be.

Tom de Backer, the CEO of 711, announced in the media that a different name has been chosen than Carousel. The name Carousel wouldn't be obvious, and a lot of people wouldn't know how to spell it exactly. Earlier, Batavia Casino (in its own words) changed its name to Kansino for the first reason.

On Carousel.be the emphasis is mainly on dice slot machines and dice games. This has everything to do with the inimitable legislation in Belgium.

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The rules in the Netherlands are different, so you can mainly expect online slots and live casino games on 711.nl. 711.nl expects to go live in mid-April.

By the way, you pronounce 711 as seven-eevent. The Belgians from 711 have been smart enough to check whether this raises a trademark issue with 7-Eleven, an international retail chain. That turns out not to be the case.

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