Netherlands to Regulate Online Gaming After Historic Vote

Netherlands to Regulate Online Gaming After Historic Vote The Netherlands has paved the way for some major changes. As of Thursday, July 7th, the country passed a bill that will regulate online gaming, marking a pivotal moment in its history. What this means for the country is a fully regulated market to operate for the first time, with an estimated commencement date as early as 2017.

This particular bill has also taken steps to safeguard its latest amendment, by prohibiting lotteries and land-based operators already in existence from flooding their current player databases with promotions of online contributions.

As a result of this major move, the door will now be opened to online gaming firms, which have now received the green light after spending many years at a halt.

According to Jasper Hoekert, co-founder of Revenue Engineers, “We are absolutely delighted to see the Dutch Remote Gaming Bill finally pass through parliament.”

Hoekert added, “While there are some aspects of the legislation which are not ideal, this is still a very workable framework and I am confident that the Netherlands will quickly emerge as one of Europe’s most important gaming jurisdictions. For any operators or providers looking to make the most of this new opportunity, it is important to act quickly and seek local expertise.”

Revenue Engineers, a company which integrates marketing and business strategy with technology innovation services, is made up of a team of 16 gaming experts, based in Amsterdam. In fact, it has already put into motion business efforts with some of the Netherlands’ local and international partners.
  • When regulation of the gaming market came to Denmark I didn't like it during the first few years, because many casino's which were good casino's stopped offering services to Denmark, because they were unwilling to pay for a Danish license. But now I am more in favor of the changes as one can be very confident in the integrity and quality of the wide variety of operators who have Danish gamling licenses nowadays. So regulation is a process that results in a better outcome over time in my experience anyhow.
  • I also had no idea that the Dutch had no regulated gambling market until now either, the UK of course has recently got all serious with this issue though, giving the UK Gambling Commission some teeth for the first time, and for all the problems that has caused players including not being able to play at their previous favourite casinos, I remain hopeful it will have a positive effect overall - at least eventually. I'm certain the Dutch will get it right though, they usually do.
  • Now if Illinois would jump on board that would be great. As it stands now, there aren't too many states that allow on line gaming except in the case of sports betting like football and the such. Why are slot gamblers being punished? Hopefully they will see the light and let us par take while they (the states) reap some of or most of the financial benefits.
  • Nice news for dutch gamers. Never new they had such a strict regulation.

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