These gambling companies may offer online gambling legally from October
Legal gambling is a fact for online casino players as of tomorrow in the Netherlands. 28 casinos submitted an application to the Dutch Gaming Authority (Ksa). Eventually the Kansspelautoriteit granted ten of them a license:
- Holland Casino Online.
- Fair Play Casino Online.
- LiveScore Bet.
- TOTO Casino.
- Casino Bet365.
To obtain a casino license, online providers must meet strict requirements. Among other things, they must be connected to the Cruks, the central register excluding games of chance, where players are registered with their BSN number. The moment a player is registered with Cruks, he is banned from online gambling sites for six months. In addition, strict rules are imposed around the provision of advertising and promotional methods. In addition, online providers must maintain a database of activities of the company and players to which the Ksa has access at all times.
Holland Casino Online
One of the newcomers is Holland Casino. The Dutch state-owned company showed a loss of 64.8 million euros in the first six months of this year. Holland Casino is therefore excited to enter the online gambling market. The company has been working on this for years. In 2013 it already entered into a partnership with the platform of games maker Playtech. Players gained access to a wide range, in particular, to Dragon Tiger casino online.
It is expected to open a live studio in the Holland Casino Scheveningen. Live images will soon be broadcast from the studio, allowing players to play live blackjack or roulette in the online casino. The Dutch Lottery will offer live betting via TOTO Online, but will also focus on offering slots and slot machines. The Dutch Lottery also invests in charities and is committed to (amateur) sports clubs.
TOTO becomes the legal provider of sports betting. The turnover of the state-owned company doubled last year from 64.6 million to 127.4 million euros. Players can bet live on sports matches at TOTO. The biggest change is taking place in the online casino. TOTO signed a number of contracts with well-known game makers, such as Microgaming and Evolution Gaming, in 2016. This means that players can also play table games like blackjack and roulette live.
TOTO will continue to operate in physical stores in addition to online gaming. Players will therefore have the opportunity to make bets without creating an online account. There is a possibility, however, that the bets in the store cannot be monitored. Players with a Cruks registration can still continue to play.
800 million turnover
The Ksa wants to use the Distance Gaming Act (Koa) to keep players away from illegal providers. According to the Ksa, more than 1 million Dutch people regularly participate in online games of chance. Bollywood Casino is especially popular. The Ksa expects more than 800 million euros to be turned over in the online gambling market in 2024.