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KOA Act Requires More Time, According to Dekker

20 January 2021, 12:21
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As it has been announced in the Dutch news about the gambling industry, the launch of its online services is postponed again.

KOA Act Requires More Time, According to Dekker

The implementation of the Remote Gambling Act will take place on April 1 instead of March 1. However, the authorities have an explanation for this decision.

What is the reason for the delay?

According to Sander Dekker, a Minister for Legal Protection, the Dutch government requires more time to put the law in force. The prolonged period is necessary for the creation of a better legislative framework for the digital gambling sector. It will allow both the KSA (the Netherlands Gambling Authority) and operators to be completely prepared for the online gambling launch.

It is noteworthy that this delay isn’t the first. Previous law’s attempts to come into effect also failed. July 1, 2020 was the initial date for the enactment, but it was postponed to the beginning of March 2021. The pandemic became the reason for this. Now operators need to wait till October 1 to be officially allowed to provide gambling services. However, the chances are that they will face a lot of restrictions and limitations. It is expected that this will touch on bonus offers and advertising.

Read more: Short overview of the Netherlands’ gambling laws

Read more: Casinos in Holland: how do they operate?

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