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Operators that have “actively” targeted the Dutch market will face a “cooling off” period of two years.
iDEAL the Key Concern as Dutch Regulator Clarifies Cooling-Off Conditions

Two year “temporary leniency” will close in July 2021—so any operator who hopes to obtain a license must cease targeting Dutch customers immediately.


According to local media, the number of companies showing interest in the market is now 125. In December 2014, the KSA did exactly the same process--with 130 interested parties in the first two weeks.
Four and a Half Years On, Over 100 Operators are Still Interested in the Dutch Online Gambling Market

In something of a déjà vu for the industry, the KSA’s new “expression of interest” form once again sees some 125 companies dutifully fill it out.


The regulator has also opened an informal “I would like to be a license holder” form on its website.
Dutch Regulator Targets January 2021 Go-Live Date for Regulated Gambling Market

Application process still a year away with market opening six months after, says KSA Chairman René Jansen.


Swedish-based online gaming operator Betsson AB has welcomed the passage of the Remote Gambling Act by Dutch senators.
Betsson Welcomes Dutch Remote Gambling Act But Warns Over Cooling-Off Period

The Dutch Gambling Authority has previously levied a heavy fine on Betsson Group subsidiary for operating in the Dutch market without a local license.


The Dutch Senate has finally approved the country’s long-awaited Remote Gambling Bill with a majority vote of 44 out 75.
Dutch Senate Approves Remote Gambling Act—and Two-Year Cooling Off Period for Illegal Operators

The Government has said that the licensing process will begin in mid-2020.


Senators will finally get to vote on the Dutch Remote Gambling Act (RGA) on February 19. Unlicensed online operators who have been “actively” targeting the Dutch market could face a blackout period.
International Operators Confident Dutch Blackout Will Not Apply to Them

If “actively” targeting Dutch customers is defined by the priority criteria, large operators like The Stars Group and Kindred should not be impacted by “cooling off” period.


Existing gambling operators who have been actively targeting Dutch players will be prohibited from operating in the country until they undergo a cooling down period.
Dutch Minister Confirms Blackout Period for Illegal Gambling Operators

Bad news for operators who “actively” target Dutch players as they face a blackout period.


A coalition government promised an overhaul of its gambling regulation some six years ago, but the political process still drags on.
Is Dutch Online Gambling Liberalization Ever Going to Happen?

There are clear benefits to liberalized gambling regulation in the Netherlands for all stakeholders, yet there are questions over when—even if—it will come to pass.


It is the first clear statement from the new government on how it plans to proceed with the proposed gambling measures.
Dutch Government Finally Progresses Remote Gambling Liberalization

The legislative process “can be resumed vigorously” following a clear signal from new government of its commitment to the Remote Gambling Act.


Kindred CEO signaled that the company is hopeful that igaming re-regulation in Sweden and online gaming liberalization in the Netherlands is still on track for 2019.
Kindred Still Hopeful for Regulation in Sweden, the Netherlands

Its “business as usual” in the Netherlands, and the operator is still hopeful for both markets to regulate by 2019.


Progress for igaming liberalization in the Netherlands has stalled, and opposition among potential coalition members of a new Dutch government may jeopardize its future, officials have warned.
Dutch Legislative Progress Stalls as Authority Addresses “Elephant in the Room”

Politics likely to delay igaming liberalization, and confusion still surrounds latest enforcement measures.


Norway claims success of new enforcement action with three of five payment processors withdrawing from Norway.
Online Gaming Industry Unaffected by Stricter Measures in Norway, Netherlands

Despite tough new rules in the Netherlands and new payment blocking in Norway, online poker operators continue to serve both markets.


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