Netherlands Postpones Online Gambling Market Launch by 6 Months

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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.

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