Dutch survey reveals lack of iGaming public awareness
A survey commissioned by the Netherlands Online Gaming Association (NOGA) has been published and has revealed a massive lack of public awareness when it comes to iGaming.
This survey was conducted by Ipsos and amassed 1,004 participants who were asked some questions surrounding iGaming. The publication of this survey comes just in time as the Netherlands’ Remote Gambling will be coming into force today after being delayed many times.
The Act will be launching a six month window during which the licencing procedure will be operating. The very first bets are supposed to be accepted starting from the 1st of October.
The new survey unveiled that 49% of the participants had stated that they have previously heard of iGaming but do not know an awful lot about it. 5% said that they have never heard of iGaming, and 31% said that they knew about it but never actually tried it themselves. A mere 5% of the participants said that they were frequent iGaming players, and 10% claimed that they gambled online, but not too frequently.
This went on with the new law enactment as two thirds of the participants said that they did not know anything about the Remote Gambling Act, 12% said they were well-informed of it, and 23% said that they had heard of it.
Despite the fact that 108 out of these respondents were gamblers, their general knowledge concerning the new rules and laws was quite low. 59% of them said that they were informed on the nearing modifications. 59% of the players also said that it was necessary to make sure they are playing with licenced operators, while 32% had no opinion and 9% said that it did not matter.
Of the people who were aware of the laws and regulations of iGaming, 37% of them stated that they thought this was a good step in the right direction, while 14% said that they did not know it was happening in the first place.
Only 2% of respondents showed any interest in trying out iGaming once the market launches on the 1st of October. This number was significantly higher among the younger participants, as 6% of them expressed interest in doing so.