KSA grants Dutch online gaming licences to Betca BV and Novamedia
The KSA has issued another two online gaming licences, taking the number of licensees in the Netherlands to 15.
The Netherlands.- The Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) gradually continues to issue licences for the Netherlands’ newly regulated igaming market. The latest operators to gain Dutch online gaming licences are Betca BV and Novamedia.
The new licences takes the total number of licensees in the Dutch market to 15 and the number of licences to 17 after Zebetting gained a licence last month. JOI Gaming has three licences. Only ten licensees launched when the Dutch igaming market went live on October 2 last year.
They were bet365, Tombola, Play North, the land-based casino operator Holland Casino, state lottery Nederlandse Loterij’s Toto Online brand, Janshen Hahnraths Group with FPO Nederland, Italy’s Betent, Belgium’s Bingoal, NSUS Malta, which runs GGPoker.eu, and LiveScore Malta.
The KSA has said that it intends to issue more licences. A number of major players are expected to gain licences following the end of the Netherlands’ cooling off period for those that were previously active in the unregulated market.