Netherlands Puts Forward Further iGaming Regulations To European Commission

Netherlands puts forward further iGaming regulations to European Commission. The Dutch Government has sent the European Commission further details of its proposed online gambling legislation for comment.

The new submission provides information on technical criteria, specifications for record keeping and monitoring as well as what action licensees are expected to take when a player shows signs of problem gambling.

The regulations state that electronic casino games have to use a “reliable random number generator” that “cannot be manipulated,” whereas live casino games have to be shielded from unauthorized access and manipulation. Furthermore, licensees must refrain from using “misleading” names for licensed games.

Additionally,the proposed legislation will require all licensees to submit annual reports that include data on the number of registered players, due diligence checks, rejected registrations, suspected integrity breaches and complaints.

The Dutch regulator Kansspelautoriteit should be able to request information more regularly. Licensees would need to report details about the registration of each user, if enhanced customer due diligence has been done, and ongoing data about the overall time and money each customer spends on various verticals, and data about each payment transaction.

Regarding problem gambling, the proposed regulations set out six possible ways in which operators must intervene in player activity, choosing the most appropriate measure depending on the player’s age, activity and any reaction to past interventions.

The Dutch Remote Gambling Act is set to come into force in January 2021, with licensees expected to launch next July.

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