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Kansspelautoriteit’s Henk Kessler confident of Dutch Gambling Act gaining approval

Speaking at last week’s ‘ESSA Sports Betting Integrity Conference’, the Vice Chairman of The Netherlands Gaming Authority (Kansspelautoriteit) Henk Kessler indicated that the battle to enforce a Gambling Act in his country could be nearing a conclusion. A new Dutch Gambling Act has been in debate since 2014 when the government submitted its initial mandate to the European Union. Following a number …

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Netherlands 29% uniformed tax rate concerns industry stakeholders

The planned legislation of the Netherlands’ online gambling market, has caused industry controversy following the report by Dutch news sources that several members of the ruling parliamentary coalition supported a unified 29% gross gaming revenue tax. The 29% tax rate would place online gambling services on the same rate as land-based gambling operators. Dutch newspaper the Telegraaf reports that the …

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Dutch Democratic & Labour parties seek betting amendments

The Dutch Labour (PVdA) and Democratic People’s Parties (VVD) are reported to be seeking to restrict certain online betting activities in order to prevent match fixing and maintain integrity standards within national sports. The coalition parties are seeking to submit new wagering amendments to the proposed Dutch online gambling bill, with the aim of removing betting on “easy to manipulate” …

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Dutch Remote Gambling Act faces delay following the resignation of Fred Teeven

Progress for the Dutch Remote Gambling Act has stalled, after its creator Fred Teeven,  Secretary of State for Justice resigned from his position. Teeven and Nederland’s Justice Minister Ivo Opselten were forced to resign after misleading parliament over a 2001 compensation payment to a convicted drug trafficker. Teeven a member of the Dutch conservative liberal party VVD, had been a …

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