Since October of the current year, a new law allowing gambling online will come into force in the Netherlands. It is expected that about 40 gambling companies will apply for a license for the provision of online rates and other games.

The Netherlands were one of the few European countries that did not open the market for gambling online, in this country players used sites that were unlicensed.

Rena Jansen, a representative of the State Dutch Observer behind Kansspeelautoriteit Games, said:

“It’s time to allow online gambling in the Netherlands. It is 2021, the Internet is everywhere, and it does not stop at the border. It is currently not regulated, no one watches, and it goes beyond the security of law and order. Now we are going to create a secure environment for players “.

Rena Jansen noted that from the first 40 applicants the right to receive a gambling license will have 35 companies. These providers must have provisions to prevent dependence. They must be reliable and prevent money laundering, and games should be honest.

Dutch license applicants include Holland Casino, Nederlandse Loterij, Novamedia (Postcodeloterij), Zebetting & Gaming, Fair Play Casino and Jack’s Casino. It is expected that the Bet365 large international player also applies.