Kansspelautoriteit obtains 28 iGaming licence applications
The KSA (Kansspelautoriteit) has obtained 28 applications for its iGaming licence from operators who wish to provide their iGaming products in the Dutch regulated market, which will be launching towards the end of 2021.
The KSA began the licencing process this month as the gambling act came into effect on the first day of April. The regulated iGaming market will be debuting on the 1st of October, and the 28 applicants have all so far paid the mandatory €48,000 as part of their applications. If the applicants’ applications are successfully accepted, then they will be able to provide online games of chance through websites once the market launches later on in the year.
René Jansen, chairman of the KSA, said:
“The intention of the law is to channel players from illegal providers to legally reliable providers,. With this number of applications, I am confident that there will soon be a sufficiently attractive and varied offer to achieve this objective.”
In March, the regulator stated that it was expecting to obtain about 40 applications for these licences, and it expected to hand out approximately 35 of them. The Remote Gambling Act in the country was initially meant to come into effect on the 1st of July 2020, however it had to be delayed several times before coming into effect on the 1st of April. All operators who apply for these licences will have to have an effective responsible gambling strategy in place.