Netherlands to grand 35 online gambling licenses

Dutch regulator Kansspelautoriteir (KSA) has announced that it expects to grand 35 online gambling licenses, after its igaming regulation comes into force.


The KSA stated that it should receive 40 license applications, with most of them coming from international operators, once the Remote Gambling Act starts, on April 1st.


This announcement was made back in 2020 and it points out the importance for the operators to abide by the rules.


All of the operators will have to check players against the “Cruks” self-exclusion database and also proving the CDB or Control Database with their own data taken from games, thus allowing KSA to monitor the game systems.


The KSA also stated that it made €8.2 million alone from gambling taxes in 2020 and €644.000 from fees. The KSA report also mentioned the need for licences for slot machines. In 2020 KSA denied 9 and granted 43.


There was a decrease in online gambling traffic in 2020 as well, due to sports cancellations.