Netherlands details stricter measures around online gambling, including income checks

Netherlands details stricter measures around online gambling, including income checks

Article brief provided by NL Times
  • NL Times
December 21, 2023 8:28 PM

Caretaker Minister for Legal Protection Franc Weerwind and the Netherlands Gambling Authority (KSA) are trying to ensure that rules for online gambling become stricter. The two announced new measures on Thursday, which will result in gambling sites having to do more to protect players.

The KSA wants to permit gambling sites to ask for “evidence of income” if a gambler deposits more than 700 euros in a month. This is being done to determine whether the person can afford the amount. The limit would be 300 euros for 18- to 24-year-olds.

Minister Weerwind wants a “personal moment of contact” when gamblers wish to raise their monthly limit above 350 euros, or 150 euros for youngsters.