Holland postpone regulation to online game

International, Legislation
For the third time, the Netherlands announces again a delay in the Dutch online gaming law, whose entry into force had been indicated as of April 1, 2021.

The Law for the Online Game of Holland and its territories will not come into force as of April 21, 2021, as Sander Dekker had made public, the country's legal protection minister. In principle, the online gaming market will continue to function as the moment (with international licenses) until next October of this year.

The new delay has been justified as part of a slower but also more appropriate work strategy, in the creation of the new regulatory framework, as declared by the Minister:

Initially we had informed that our goal was that the law enters into force as of March 1, 2021. Although the project is advancing at a good pace, it has become evident to all that a detailed wording will take us something more than weather.

Sander Dekker, the Minister of Legal Protection of Netherlands

In principle the new law and the beginning in their functions of the Kansspelautoriteit National Regulatory Authority (KSA) It had been delayed a month, until April 1, but according to the new statements, they are finally postponed until October. Formerly the forecasts launched in November 2019 were rectified in September 2020. In short, it is the third time the dates are postponed.

Changes in online game in Holland

Among the measures that are expected from the entry into force of the new Dutch online gaming law, there are 3 highlights:

  1. Restrictions on bonuses for players offered by operators
  2. Limitation or even cessation of advertising from 06.00 to 21.00.
  3. New requirements to operators for prevention against Ludopathy

In addition, the entry into force of this new legal framework will also be Changes in the Curaçao licensing system, the Caribbean territory linked to Holland that until now issued its own international licenses, and will modify its requirements not to come into competition with the KSA.