Netherlands publishes online gambling regulations

Netherlands publishes online gambling regulations

Government sets out the rules and conditions for online gambling operators looking to enter the market.

Netherlands.- Legal online gambling in the Netherlands has taken a step closer after the government published regulations that underpin measures set out in the country’s Remote Gaming Act.

Members of the Parliament are now being encouraged to submit comments on the proposed rules and conditions for operators wishing to offer online gambling products to players in the Netherlands.

Under the laws, operators can apply for five-year licences, with Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) to determine suitability within six months of their submission.

Licences will cover peer-to-peer casino games, casino games where the players bet against the house, sports betting and betting on horse racing, abut not online lotteries.

For sports betting, licensees may not offer odds on youth or amateur competitions, or on events that are considered easy to manipulate.

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