Regulator says Dutch market has reached its logical point of maturity

Regulator says Dutch market has reached its logical point of maturity

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  • Ted Menmuir, SBC News
December 13, 2023 8:06 PM
  • Ted Menmuir, SBC News

René Jansen, the outgoing Chairman of Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Gambling Authority of the Netherlands, has commented on the changing makeup and dynamics of Dutch gambling.

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As detailed by Jansen in his latest KSA blog post, “changes in permits” reflect the new landscape of Dutch gambling and its array of businesses competing for market share.

In 2021, prior to the launch of the KOA marketplace on 1 October, which regulates online gambling, KSA teams were “inundated with applications”, with permit requests continuing until “just before the expiry of the ‘leniency scheme’ a year later”.

The market’s launch period saw approximately one-third of applications being granted a KOA permit by KSA teams.