The Dutch online gaming market has been active for one year, and the country's gaming regulator Kansspelautoriteit announced that the industry is averaging €80 million in revenue per month.
The KSA issued an update on the market, revealing that there are now 22 license holders in the Netherlands, up from 10 at launch. The regulator doesn't have firm accounts on how many players there are in the legal market, but can state that there were 563,000 active accounts as of July and that on average, each account lost €153.
The regulator also shared that 23,000 people have self-excluded from online gambling using the Cruks online system. Notably, the system went down for a day last week due to a technical glitch. It is back up and running.
In the report the KSA wrote: "The objective of the Remote Gambling Act was that three years after the opening of the legal online gambling market, at least 8 out of 10 players would only play with legal providers in a safe environment with sufficient attention to addiction prevention. The monitoring report shows a favourable picture in this regard: 85 per cent of the online players played exclusively with legal providers."
Since it launched, the KSA has been keen to maintain a strict regulatory stance, having fined operators for violating advertising and bonus standards. The regulator has also worked to expand those available licenses, and is continuing to