This week the Netherlands lower house of parliament passed a bill that would regulate internet betting, which could be implemented as soon as next year.
The bill's passage saw amendments placed on the bill, with land casinos and lottery companies being excluded from being able to access their player databases to extend offers to online casinos. Land casinos will have to contribute to a problem gambling fund, while player identification barrier will also be implemented. The bill is expected to pass through the Senate and will likely be passed into law later this year.
Commenting on the deal gaming consultant Jaspar Hoekert said, "We are absolutely delighted to see the Dutch Remote Gaming Bill finally pass through parliament. While there are some aspects of the legislation which are not ideal, this is still a very workable framework and I am confident that the Netherlands will quickly emerge as one of Europe's most important gaming jurisdictions."
"For any operators or providers looking to make the most of this new opportunity, it is important to act quickly and seek local expertise."