Dutch Minister does not yet support proposed gambling ad ban, other limits

Dutch Minister does not yet support proposed gambling ad ban, other limits

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  • NL Times
February 11, 2024 8:46 AM

Outgoing Minister for Legal Protection Franc Weerwind does not want to limit online gambling any further at this time, he said during a debate about the budget of Justice and Security. Weerwind advised against propositions by the ChristenUnie and the CDA. The Tweede Kamer will vote on both motions on Tuesday.

The ChristenUnie’s plan to introduce a generally applicable financial gambling limit before the summer is supported by a majority of the Tweede Kamer. According to Weerwind, arranging such a limit that should apply to all 27 online gambling providers is time-consuming and complex “to enforce.”

A total ban on gambling commercials, like the CDA is proposing, is also not supported by Weerwind.