Dutch lottery to split customer accounts

Lottery and sports betting will be covered by different legislation from next year.
Lottery and sports betting will be covered by different legislation from next year.

Customers will need separate accounts for lottery and sports betting from March as the lottery makes changes ahead of new gaming laws.

The Netherlands.- The Dutch National Lottery (Nationale Loterij) will go ahead with the separation of online accounts for lottery and sports betting in time for the launch of new gaming regulations next year. 

From 1 March 2021, customers will need to have separate accounts for the lottery’s lottery and sports betting verticals since they will be subject to different laws under The Netherlands’ legislative changes

The lottery’s Toto sports betting service will fall under the country’s new Remote Gambling Act, while lottery products such as Lotto, Eurojackpot and scratch cards will remain under the existing Gambling Act.

The Dutch regulator, KSA, last week outlined standards for inspections that operators will need to receive to apply for licences under the new act. The regulated igaming market is due to go live on September 1.

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