Industry group warns of black market risk from Netherlands slot ban

Industry group warns of black market risk from Netherlands slot ban

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  • Kyle Goldsmith, SBC News
April 17, 2024 7:53 PM

The Netherlands Online Gambling Association (NOGA) claims the Netherlands’ house of representatives’ vote to ban online slots and online gambling advertising is driving players to the illegal market.

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As first reported by the Netherlands-based Casino Nieuws, on Tuesday (16 April) the Netherlands’ house of representatives voted to ban all targeted advertising. It also voted to prohibit “high-risk” gambling, which includes slots.

In addition to the two motions put forward by Socialist party MP Michiel van Nispen, further motions were passed for compulsory financial risk checks for gambling, as well as for identification.

Despite the vote, the ban still needs to be enshrined into law.