Dutch regulator publishes summary of legal iGaming in 2022
The Dutch Gaming Authority has published some interesting insights into the first full year of legal iGaming. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
The Dutch Gaming Authority has published a summary of the first full year of legal iGaming in the country. In this week’s annual report, the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) said an estimated 85% of online gamblers in the country now use licensed platforms. The regulatory authority has granted 24 licenses so far, and more than a dozen applications are currently pending.
Over 36,000 people are now registered with CRUKs, the centralized gambling exclusion register of the Netherlands. Those who add themselves to CRUKS cannot engage in high-risk gambling either in person or online.
Record amount of fines in 2022, almost 30 million euros
KSA issued a record amount of fines in 2022, nearly €30 million ($32 million). Many of these penalties relate to violations of gambling advertisements or platforms illegally targeting players in the area.
The legal online gambling market in the Netherlands officially started on October 1st, 2021.
KSA Chairman René Jansen looks at the first calendar year of legal iGaming with mixed feelings. He believes there is a lot of room for licensees to improve when it comes to their approach to responsible gaming.
https://www.vegasslotsonline.com/news/2023/03/17/dutch-gambling-regulator-issues-summary-of-first-full-year-of-legal-igaming/ Dutch regulator publishes summary of legal iGaming in 2022