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The final text of the proposed new Dutch gaming laws was presented to the Netherlands House of Representatives on July 23.
Dutch Gaming Bill Presented to House

Details of Netherlands gambling bill revealed.

Highlights of the day's action at the WSOP.
Joe Cada Adds a Second Bracelet to his WSOP Main Event Win

The PokerStars Team Pro is the first player of the modern era to win a bracelet after a victory in the Main Event.

Dutch plans to block online poker players using credit card and other payment methods are expected to be in place by Spring.
Dutch Players Face Financial Blocks on Banks, Payment Processors by Spring

New laws will not be in force until mid 2015 but the Dutch regulator is establishing anti-gray market measures earlier.

The Dutch Gaming Authority has set out it priorities for targeting gray market operators. Criteria are: Using domain names with the .nl suffix; using the Dutch language; and targeting the Dutch market with advertising on radio, television or the print media.
Dutch Gaming Authority Sets Out Priorities for Targeting Gray Market Operators

Operators again warned not to directly target Dutch players, ahead of new regulated expected next year.

The Dutch Kansspelautoriteit (DGA) has fined Mansion Online Casino Limited and ONISAC Limited €150k for the activities of their site in targeting the Dutch market.
Netherlands Regulator Fines Mansion and ONISAC €150k

Mansion is expected to appeal against the decision.

An Amsterdam court has ruled that the organizers of a poker tournament in the Netherlands were not guilty of breaking the country’s gambling laws on the grounds that “poker is not gambling.”
“Poker is Not Gambling” According to Dutch Court Ruling

In the second ruling in four years, a court in the Netherlands rules that poker is not subject to gambling laws.

Euro Partners, a marketing subsidiary owned by Playtech, has withdrawn from the Canadian, Dutch and Finnish online gaming markets, affecting players on poker…
iPoker Skins Titan, Mansion Withdrawal from Canada, Finland & The Netherlands

Market departure for Playtech-owned marketing subsidiary.

After a few weeks of delay the Dutch Government has published their proposals for national regulation of online gaming.
New Dutch Regulation Proposals Released

After a few weeks of delay the Dutch Government has published their proposals for national regulation of online gaming.

Interested operators invited to discuss possible tax rates for Netherlands' forthcoming online gambling regulation.
Netherlands Consults with Industry on New Online Gaming Regulation

Dutch regulators have invited interested operators to a consultation on Jan 28, where proposals for a new liberal regulatory system will be discussed.

No disruption of service for Dutch online poker players is expected during a transitional period to a regulated online gambling market next year.
Players Should be Unaffected as Netherlands Transitions to Regulated Online Poker in 2013

Despite reports to the contrary, operators are not required to withdraw from the market prior to regulation next year.

Following recent inconclusive elections, the Netherland’s Prime Minister Mark Rutte has announced a coalition agreement that includes a commitment to introduce…
The Netherlands Will Regulate Online Poker in 2013

Following recent inconclusive elections, the Netherland’s Prime Minister Mark Rutte has announced a coalition agreement…

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