Friday, January 27, 2023

Tag: Dutch

Legislators in Netherlands insist gambling sites need physical outlet

The new coalition government in that online gambling operators must maintain a physical presence in the country to operate online.   Possibly breaking European Union trade rules, the regulation was pre- sented in the coalition of four Dutch political parties’ new ‘confidence in the future’ policy program in a one-line, fleeting and ominous reference. It states a necessity for an operator to...

Wellbet Deal “excellent fit” with PSV’s sponsorship strategy

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  Dutch top football side PSV Eindhoven has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Asian betting firm Wellbet.   “The partnership between PSV and Wellbet is a regional sponsorship that focuses entirely on Asia,” Koen van Haastert, sponsor manager at PSV said. “Wellbet may employ its relationship with PSV in several Asian countries, including Japan, Indonesia, and Thailand. “For Wellbet, it is strategically important...

Betsson challenges Dutch regulator via EU Commission

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The Dutch authorities are breaching EU law, claims Betsson, which has written to the European Commission requesting infringement proceedings.   The Swedish operator says that since changes were made to the Dutch gaming law in June, the regulator, KSA, is creating undue confusion and instability for Dutch players that would otherwise be resolved if there was a legal framework for handling...

Dutch iGaming bill still one year away

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The Dutch Remote Gaming Bill is unlikely to be signed into law within the next 12 months, one of the bill’s architects has admitted.   Dennis van Breeman, programme manager for modernising gaming at the Ministry of Security and Justice, cited March’s parliamentary elections leading to a longer-thanexpected government formation as a cause for the delay. We aim at answering the Senate...

Dutch regulator uses new punitive powers, fines directors

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Holland’s Games of Chance Authority exorcises powers by issuing heavy fines to an unlicensed igaming company and its directors.   In the first sign that the Dutch regulator is willing to use its newly awarded punitive powers, the Games of Chance Authority (KSA) has issued a heavy fine to an unlicensed igaming company, and personally fined the firm’s directors. The news comes...

Netherlands authorities ‘serious about online gaming’ in Curaçao

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The hiatus lasted several months, but in July the Dutch Lower House finally approved its online gaming bill. Now regulators are intensifying the fight against illegal gambling as websites based out of Curaçao continue to offer gambling services in the country.   The Netherlands government has come under pressure to crack down on the expansion of gaming websites based out of...