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Gaming in Holland 2017 Was Thorough, Insightful, and Empowered AttendeesPublished June 27, 2017 by Lee R
The incoming Dutch market is an amazing opportunity which Gaming in Holland 2017 attendees got a leg up on.
The legislative process of the Remote Gaming Bill has been safely and effectively demystified, thanks to Gaming in Holland Conference & Expo 2017 in Amsterdam.
At the conference, speakers and panelists covered the full range of aspects of the legislative progress of the Dutch remote gaming bill, including clear insights into both the secondary legislation now being drafted by the Ministry of Security and Justice and the enforcement policy of the Netherlands Gaming Authority.
Officials on Hand
Ministry of Security and Justice officials Dennis van Breemen and Frans Maas initiated the proceedings with a comprehensive discussion on the current legislative status of the remote gaming bill.
Marketing and advertising appear to be the most significant remaining hurdles to regulatory approval and a Dutch market open to operators.
Tight Schedule Set
Van Breemen was guardedly optimistic regarding Senate discussions considering the new remote gaming bill, acknowledging that an approval along with the casino reform bill in October could open the Dutch online market as early as July 2018 if the “tight schedule” was realised.
Topics regarding the secondary legislation that will accompany the remote gaming bill were also discussed in detail.
In regards to game offerings, operators would be allowed to offer the most common forms of games, including slots, casino table games, poker, and betting (on events or the outcome of a sports game). However, spread and lottery betting will not be allowed.
In the case of customer ID verification, operators will be required to verify customer; otherwise, the new legislation will allow the operator to provide players with temporary accounts valid for a maximum of thirty days, with said accounts maintaining deposit limits with players unable to withdraw earnings.
Essential Player Profiles
A mechanism will also be installed to enable players to draw up a profiles complete with playing and financial limits.
Only one player account will be allowed per operator, with operators required to develop and actively maintain a responsible gaming policy through responsibilities such as monitoring player behavior and intervening where appropriate with automated warnings or through direct contact.
Aside from the comprehensive guidelines covered in regards to secondary legislation and online enforcement, speakers added further context and insight through discussions such as responsible gaming, sports integrity, land-based gaming, and media and marketing.
Gaming in Holland 2017 provided an important look at the specifics that all operators will have to be aware of in order to enter and thrive in the liquid-concentrated Dutch market.