The forthcoming Dutch online gambling regulation and licensing regime, resulted in more than two hundred interested companies, reports the daily newspaper De Telegraaf. Everything started last December when the government issued an open invitation for interested companies to register. Whilst the invitation was issued the politicians discussed the new dispensation, which will come into force later this year.
A spokesman for Kansspelautorieit, the Dutch gambling regulator, told the newspaper that the number of inquiries was ‘high’ given the estimated size of the illegal market. It’s estimated that people in Netherlands spend between Euro 250 million and Euro 800 million on currently illegal online gambling every year.