Dutch Lawmakers Move to Ban Online Slots

Lawmakers in the Dutch House of Representatives have voted in favor of a motion that would ban online slot machines and also prohibit online gambling advertising in the country, in addition to other measures.

There were 114 motions voted on during the period, with some of them pertaining to online betting. The other measures would have mandatory financial risk assessments for players as well as identity verification for those who want to gamble.

The vote to ban online slots had 79 votes in favor out of the 150 seats in place. The advertising ban had 77 votes in favor.

Although the votes do carry some weight, they won't automatically be implemented. Instead, the recommendations on the measures will go to the desk of Minister for Legal Protector Franc Weerwind, who'll make a final determination. It's currently unknown what his stance is, but a move could have massive ramifications for the betting industry in the country.

Casino Listings News will update readers as we learn more.

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.

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