Two Out of Three Online Casino Ops Failed To Secure Dutch License

By | September 28, 2021

As the launch date of the Netherlands online gambling market draws nearer, more and more news articles in the casino sector cover the latest updates from the Dutch Gaming Authority – Kansspelautoriteit (KSA).

Login Casino org reports that yesterday KSA has issued 10 iGaming licenses. Although the board’s chairman, Rene Jansen, has earlier disclosed that 29 applications were received from online betting and casino ops, just 10 applicants successfully underwent all of KSA’s checks. This means that only one out of three candidates will be able to offer online games of chance to the Dutch players from October 1. Jansen has provided two main reasons for this: high standards of player protection and gambling addiction prevention set by the Dutch gambling law and strict review that was conducted by KSA. 

More licenses will be issued by July 2022

According to Rene Jansen, the gaming board is still expecting to receive applications from several online casino companies. So, the Dutch regulator will grant more online gambling licenses and a final list of KSA’s licensees will be formed by July 2022. By regulating the iGaming sector KSA hopes to reduced offshore gambling and channel 80% of Dutch players to licensed casino ops in three years.

The list of gambling companies that have already received KSA’s license will be revealed later this week.

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