The Dutch Online Gaming Act (Koa) came into effect on April 1, 2021. This means that as of April 1, 2021, applications for licences to offer online games of chance in the Netherlands can be submitted to the supervising body, the Kansspelautoriteit. The market for online games of chance will open 6 months later, October 1, 2021.
From April 1, 2021, providers can apply for a licence to offer remote online gambling via a digital portal of the Chancellor’s Authority. The Gaming Authority will grant licences for so-called high-risk online games of chance: casino games and betting.
Our roots lie in the application for licences within the payment services domain. This means we know what is involved in applying for a licence.
The licence requirements that apply to providers of online games of chance show that no less than 80% of these requirements are identical in structure to the licence for payment service providers.