Netherlands Gaming Market Has Last Minute Delay

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The Dutch online gaming market finally went live on October 2nd after a fault in the country's self-exclusion system delayed the official launch date from October 1st.

There are ten licensed operators that were supposed to launch on the first, but that go-ahead was delayed by the Kansspelautoriteit, who noted that there was a technical malfunction involving the self-exclusion system, which keeps players from being able to gamble should they register. This is a key provision in keeping players safe and is one of the cornerstones of the regulated Dutch market.

A statement from the KSA said in part: "Due to a technical malfunction of Cruks, it is not possible for online providers, such as Holland Casino and Toto, to allow players on their websites. The cause of the malfunction has been identified. We are working hard to fix it."

Eventually, the error was resolved and the operators were given the green light to begin operations on October 2nd.

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Hahaha imagine all that waiting and then the day is upon you.... and you have to wait longer.