DOM 18 DE AGOSTO DE 2019 - 20:18hs.
Senate votes new bill today

Hundreds of international operators seeks to entry into Dutch market

More than 300 international companies are believed to be interested in entering a re-organized Dutch gambling market, local news outlet reports ahead of today’s vote (Tuesday) of the Senate on the Remote Gaming Bill. It was initially approved by the lower house of the Parliament back in 2016, but it took nearly three years before the time for that necessary vote came.

Dutch News further says citing Financieele Dagblad that at least 50 operators are expected to formally apply for a license to conduct gaming and betting activities in the Netherlands, if these get regulated.

The Dutch Senate has scheduled a long-anticipated and long-overdue vote on the above-mentioned piece of legislation for tomorrow. Senate members finally brought the bill to the discussion table at a February 5 hearing.

However, a vote on the legislation did not take place during that hearing as lawmakers tasked Dutch Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker with providing more information about the Remote Gaming Bill and how the local gambling space would be regulated.

Minister Dekker had to present written answers to three questions raised by his fellow legislators by February 8. His answers were discussed during a February 12 hearing.

The Remote Gaming Bill was approved by the lower house of the Dutch Parliament back in the summer of 2016. It was then up to the Senate to vote it, but it took nearly three years before the time for that necessary vote came.

Source: GMB / Casino News Daily