Dutch gambling act sees delay. The Dutch Remote Gambling Act (KOA) has been delayed yet again. Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker has pushed the date that the law will come into effect to April 1, 2021, and the date the market returns to October 1.
Responding to a series of questions from legislators, Dekker announced that the latest delay was necessary as the Government had realised a slower implementation of the laws may create a stronger environment of regulation.
“Earlier I informed you that we are aiming for entry into force on 1 March 2021. Although the implementation is proceeding energetically, it has now become clear to all involved that careful implementation takes a little more time,” Dekker said.
“For this reason, we shall postpone the entry into force of the Koa Act by one month until 1 April, 2021, so that De Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) and the gambling sector have sufficient opportunity for complete preparation. The opening of the market will then take place on 1 October 2021,” Dekker added.
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