The Netherlands’ gambling regulator, de Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has found that the number of player accounts have increased since the legal market opened, as well as recording an uptick in gross gaming revenue (GGR).
The country’s legal gambling market opened on 1 October 2021. The KSA’s findings were published in the regulator’s fourth Monitoring Report, which was released today (26 April).
The report found that the number of player accounts had grown from 563,000 in July 2022 to 859,000 in January 2023 – a 52.6% rise in six months. The Netherlands’ GGR has also increased year-on-year, rising by 37.7% from €90m in January 2022 to €124m in January 2023.
René Jansen, chairman of the KSA, said that the report had confirmed the KSA’s thoughts on the gambling market and emphasised the need for a safe, regulated environment for players.