Dutch ad ban: Talks with operators might be more effective than fines, minister says

Dutch ad ban: Talks with operators might be more effective than fines, minister says

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  • Zak Thomas-Akoo, iGaming Business
June 27, 2023 8:19 PM
  • Zak Thomas-Akoo, iGaming Business

Dutch minister of Legal Protection Franc Weerwind said that talks with gaming operators might be more effective than fines in ensuring compliance with the upcoming 1 July ad ban.

Politicians have queried whether the chairman of the Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) René Jansen’s stated approach of not committing to enforcement actions at the start of the ban is the correct one.

Members Mirjam Bikker, Michiel van Nispen and Anne Kuik of the House of Representatives sent in written parliamentary questions to Weerwind. The three have been critical of the Netherlands’ online gambling sector in the past.

The members asked if instead the KSA could set a “clear and predictable” standard for the sector by fining every violation.