Dutch Online Gambling License Holders Required To Show Nearly 3 Years of Good Behavior
Any operator looking to be license in the Netherlands must show almost three years’ worth of good behavior before local regulators can consider the application.
This past Tuesday, the chairperson of the Kansspelautoriteit, the country’s regulator, Rene Jansen, made this known during a keynote address at a conference in Amsterdam. His primary focus during the speech was the country’s master plan to roll out a regulated online market on the 1st of September, this year.
The chairperson claimed that the country’s count down to the Remote Gambling Act has begun, and it is expected to take effect on the 1st of March, next year. After this date, all licensees will, in every likelihood, start submitting applications. The regulated market will be rolled out almost six months after that.
Jansen noted that the regulator had transferred operational control of the Central Exclusion Register to the Netcompany, its managing partner. The country’s associated Data Safe, the one that each operator must connect to so that the regulator can also check their vigilance on customer activity, will notify the EC.
This coming October, the regulator will also bring in new responsible gambling measures. In November, it will issue concrete details regarding the license application process. The chairperson stated that he is not able to strictly emphasize the need for operators to prepare themselves effectively for the coming process; otherwise, they risk their license application being processed by the launch date.
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