Netherlands May Put Pre-9PM Ban on Betting Ads

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Lawmakers within the Netherlands are looking at banning gambling ads from being shown on television before 9PM, extending the current ban time which sits at 7PM.

The change would be one factor in a series of gambling controls, banning gambling TV adverts from 6AM to 9PM. The House of Representatives is also debating a two-year ban for offshore operators that offered internet gambling to Dutch citizens before the regulation of the market. Another topic on the agenda is to ensure that video game software companies are abiding with gambling laws.

While it seems that the proposals may be a bit extreme, there were some tougher proposals that were rejected. One proposal that would give sports governing bodies the final say in which events could be bet on was thrown out, as was a proposal that would place the same restrictions on gambling advertising as tobacco products.

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19 December 2019 - 7:30pm

Obviously the showing of the gaming ads after 9pm would be the smallest issue for the companies who are interested to operate there...the other proposals should be a lot more frightening to them surely.