Netherlands postpones online gambling market launch by 6 months

avatar

Published by Daniel Hardman on November 22, 2019 in Industry News

featured image

The online gambling industry is constantly growing and evolving as it is making its way across the globe.  

With online gambling being accepted into more countries the first thing to happen is for new regulations to be set in place.  
 

The Netherlands is one of the latest countries to accept online gambling but recently announced they will be postponing the launch of the market.
 

Ironing out the details 

Much like with anything else there are a lot of behind the scenes work and details that go into online gambling markets. While the Netherlands have finally legalized online gambling they seem to be hitting a snag working on the regulations for the new market.  

Over the past few months there has been a lot of feedback, suggestions and meetings regarding the new regulations especially the secondary gambling regulations.  

And now the Netherlands have announced that they will be postponing the launch of their online gambling by more than six months. Thus, players will now have to wait much longer as online gambling will officially only launch by the 1st of July 2021. The reason for the postponement is due to the fact that the government needs more time to come up with secondary gambling regulations.  

As such the Netherland’s Gambling regulator, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has declared that they will only start accepting applications for licenses once the RGA has been enacted. According to the regulator the vetting process would take about 6 months which is why the original launch dated of January 1st, 2021 will be pushed to July 1st, 2021.  
 

Possible restrictions to be imposed 

Over the past few months there has been demand that gambling advertisements should be banned within the country. Netherland’s Justice and Security Minister, Sander Dekker, argued that implementing a blanket ban on gambling advertisement is not the part of the government’s current objective. According to Dekker their research shows that imposing harsh advertising rules could influence their goal of channelling local gamblers to locally registered sites.  

Dekker did however warn that the government is looking into stricter advertising laws which will include some time-windows for advertising via media. These windows will limit bonus and free-play credits which will in turn result in limited behavioural targeting and place a limit on endorsement from celebrities especially those with a huge following from the youth.  

Dekker finished off stating that the KSA wants online opeerators to show that they have functional age-verification systems in place. One of the main reasons for this being that over the past few years many underage customers have managed to access the state-run Toto Sports with easy. After awareness was brought to the attention the firm upgraded their age verification system to help keep underage players from accessing it.  

Dekker made a serious point to warn prospective operators of ensuring they have similar systems in place before the beginning of next year.  

Residents in the Netherlands might have to wait a little bit longer to get their online gambling fix but for now operators have more time to ensure all their systems are in check and ready for the coming vetting process.

player reviews
Rate casino and write a review
Write Review
Write a review for

We respect your privacy. We are committed to responsible handling and protection of your personal information. By subscribing, you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions and our Privacy Policy and you confirm that you are 18+. If you no longer want to receive our occasional offers and news, you may opt-out at any time. All our emails include an unsubscribe link.

Submit review

Your reviews help other players find the best casino sites and games to play. Please be honest with your feedback and rating. All submitted reviews will be checked by CasinoTopsOnline quality control team. Submissions that do not follow our review guidelines will not be posted.

Latest News View all
Top 5 Gambling Anime – Which is the Best

Anime, derived from the English word ‘animation’, is hand-drawn computer animation with its root originating from Japan. Its history goes way back to the 19th century where movies/shows such as Momotaro: Umi no Shinpei (1945), The Tale of the White Serpent (1958), and 1968’s Tetsuwan Atom (Astro Boy) debuted with the latter being the first popular series produced. Its inception was initially focused on Japan’s culture and over the years, more cultures have also been included in the new-generation anime programs. To date, Anime has gained a lot of popularity around the world thanks to the ever-improving graphics, images, different styles, captivating storylines, and the different styles and themes incorporated.

Read more
Top 10 Fantasy Slots – Which is the Best

For the thrill of escaping the world’s realities, fantasy slots provide the perfect avenue as you get to a world of imagery and a world filled with supernatural powers. Everything in this ‘new world’ is possible including close interactions with characters such as dragons, vampires, mermaids, dwarfs, fairies, wizards, elves, name them. These fantasy-themed slots will be available for play via desktop or mobile. Additionally, most of them are available on both land-based casinos and online casinos. And finally, you can play for free (demo mode) or for real money. While they are available in hundreds from different software developers, this guide will only focus on the top 10 fantasy slots.

Read more
10 Reasons Why Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler is Worth Watching

Netflix’s Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler is a Japanese manga anime television series set up in Hyakkaou Private Academy. The series released in 2017 focuses on gambling (the highs and lows) in the sense that aside from gaining power and huge returns, online gambling can also lead a person insane.

Read more
Most Popular
Top 5 Gambling Anime – Which is the Best

Anime, derived from the English word ‘animation’, is hand-drawn computer animation with its root originating from Japan. Its history goes way back to the 19th century where movies/shows such as Momotaro: Umi no Shinpei (1945), The Tale of the White Serpent (1958), and 1968’s Tetsuwan Atom (Astro Boy) debuted with the latter being the first popular series produced. Its inception was initially focused on Japan’s culture and over the years, more cultures have also been included in the new-generation anime programs. To date, Anime has gained a lot of popularity around the world thanks to the ever-improving graphics, images, different styles, captivating storylines, and the different styles and themes incorporated.

Read more
Top 10 Fantasy Slots – Which is the Best

For the thrill of escaping the world’s realities, fantasy slots provide the perfect avenue as you get to a world of imagery and a world filled with supernatural powers. Everything in this ‘new world’ is possible including close interactions with characters such as dragons, vampires, mermaids, dwarfs, fairies, wizards, elves, name them. These fantasy-themed slots will be available for play via desktop or mobile. Additionally, most of them are available on both land-based casinos and online casinos. And finally, you can play for free (demo mode) or for real money. While they are available in hundreds from different software developers, this guide will only focus on the top 10 fantasy slots.

Read more
10 Reasons Why Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler is Worth Watching

Netflix’s Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler is a Japanese manga anime television series set up in Hyakkaou Private Academy. The series released in 2017 focuses on gambling (the highs and lows) in the sense that aside from gaining power and huge returns, online gambling can also lead a person insane.

Read more
10 Tips to Improve Your Chances of Winning Scratch Cards

Want to gamble easily without having to use much of your bankroll? Then scratch cards might be what you are looking for. They open up an avenue for you to make quick cash and are simple to play since they require little to no experience. Scratch cards are reminiscent of Lottery where it’s a game of chance and luck. While you do not require much expertise in the field to win scratch cards, you can always have tips to improve your chances of winning scratch cards.

Read more
What is Three Card Monte?

If you have ever walked a busy street or carnival and noticed a group of people huddled around a dealer, and losing loads of cash, there is a good chance they were playing Three Card Monte. The reason the players were losing is because there is no way that this game can be won against a skilled dealer or crew. Still, many people get sucked into this three-card trick because they do not know that it’s a scam. Luckily, after reading this, you will never be drawn into a game of Three Card Monte.

Read more
What is Blackjack Double Down?

Most casino players know what blackjack is. We know that it is a card game played with one or more decks that comprise a total of 52 cards each. The picture cards, namely the Jack, Queen, and King, are all valued at 10. The Ace cards can either be valued at one or eleven. All the other cards in the deck are face value cards. In other words, a 2 of hearts has a value of 2. A seven of clubs has a value of 7.

Read more
Live casinos in the UK: what's not to love?

 If you’re a fan of table games, you know that part of the fun is being able to play at the table and feel the very real stakes. Luckily, online casinos have a solution – live casino. For UK players, live casino options are varied and plentiful, and to the highest quality.

Read more
Best time to go to the casino to win

Many self-confessed casino gurus have written books about how to win at the casino. One thing most of them cannot agree on is the best time to go. Maybe there’s a reason they can’t seem to find an exact answer. If we have an in-depth look at the different elements of playing at the casino, perhaps we can find a solution ourselves. First, let’s gain an understanding of some important aspects of the casino.

Read more