Postponement of the Dutch online game market

The Dutch regulator KanSpelautoriteit delays the opening of the country's online gaming market 6 months, until July 1, 2021.

Although the legislation and administrative apparatus of the Netherlands regulatory entity will be ready and functioning since January 1, 2021, the Dutch Government will take place between that date and on June 1 of that same year to process license applications . In this way the regulated market of the Netherlands will be officially released in the summer.

Currently the Kingdom of Holland has 4 different game markets Corresponding to its 4 countries: Holland (in Europe), Aruba, St. Martin and Curaçao, which has become one of the main governments in the issuance of international online casinos, following the model of the MGA or commissions of the Set of Alderney or the island of Man.

The current situation of the process delays the scheduled date to give time to the authorities to close all the necessary details, in particular:

  • The approval of secondary scope regulations related to the subject
  • The final conditions for licensing

During 2019, the Dutch Government has already taken great steps to implement the so-called Remote Game Law. In February, the vote of two motions on advertising and blocking the access of illegal online gaming sites from Internet providers took place. The entry into operation of a regulated market with Registered operators You will mean a safe and reliable game environment for the Dutch.