Dutch regulator launches investigation into marketing targeting under-25s

Dutch regulator launches investigation into marketing targeting under-25s

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  • Daniel O'Boyle, iGaming Business
May 15, 2022 12:05 PM
  • Daniel O'Boyle, iGaming Business

    Dutch Minister for Legal Protection Franc Weerwind has revealed that regulator de Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) had launched an investigation into how operators advertise to players aged between 18 and 24.

    Weerwind responded to questions from Socialist Party MP Michael van Nispen and ChristenUnie MP Mirjam Bikker about bonuses and the licensing process in the country.

    When asked about the “hefty” welcome bonuses being offered to players, and how this fit in with the ban on bonuses for players aged 18 to 24, Weerwind revealed that regulator de Kansspelautoriteit was looking into the advertising practices of operators in regards to younger customers,

    “The KSA have recently launched an investigation into advertising (including bonus offers) that licence holders may send to persons between the ages of 18 and 24,” he said.