The new online game regulation in Holland

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The Covid-19 pandemic delays in several months the reorganization that the Dutch government intends to undertake over the online game.

In accordance with the information announced last June by the legal protection president of the Ministry of Justice and Health, Sander Dekker, the Gambling authority reported that the law of online game Approved in 2019 will take effect as of March 1, 2022. According to the new deadlines, the national online gaming market will open 6 months later, on September 1, 2022.

The previous forecast indicated on January 1, 2022 as the start-up date of the new legislation, and on June 1 as the beginning of the first operations. The explanations of the official regulatory institution of the game in the Netherlands attribute to the need for extra time to detail all the secondary regulations necessary for the regulation of the online game in the national territory.

Online casinos licensed in the Netherlands

It is expected that in accordance with the new calendar Interested operators begin to submit their requests to obtain a license from the Kanspelautoriteit as of March 1, 2022.

Currently, Dutch players do not have a national online game environment with their own regulation, and they use international casinos with licenses such as the MGA or the UK Gambling Commission. The first steps to endow the Netherlands of its own legal framework in this field date 2016.

News of the Online Game Law in Netherlands 2022

The new online gaming laws in the Netherlands impose operators to eliminate customers created during these years from their databases. They must also undergo periodic evaluations and submit reports with statistics on the use of its website each year, specifying rejected players, possible attempts of data violations, accumulated complaints ... and the "negative events" are discarded from sports betting that do not influence in The result of the game, such as red cards.

Online Game in Blu Blu 2019

While in Italy, in the recently presented Blu 2019 book (Annual Report of the Agenzia delle Dogane E dei Monopoli), the irregular online game sites are accounted for, and up to 144,200 million attempts since the national territory for access to online gaming sites without License of the Customs Agency of the Monopoly of Italy . However, compared to a previous report of 2017, a decrease of 59.96% is recorded in access attempts.