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.

Geert Blom
Geert Blom
Senior Legal Adviseur

Thus, Enigma Consulting has extensive knowledge and experience in drafting deliverables such as:

  • Governance and organizational design;
  • Customer acceptance policies;
  • Client due diligence;
  • Sanction screening;
  • Reporting of unusual transactions;
  • Securing player funds via bank guarantee or customer account foundation;
  • Outsourcing policy;
  • Advertising policy;
  • Training and education policy.

Complete advice

In addition to advice on or assistance with the preparation of all necessary documents, we can also help you with advice on setting up your control database, testing the components of your gaming system, connecting to the Central Register for the Exclusion of Gambling (Cruks) and documentation on addiction prevention.

Multidisciplinary team

We work with a multidisciplinary team, which has the advantage that we can offer all areas of expertise necessary for the licence application. The result is an application that meets the quality requirements of the regulator in all areas, which leads to faster review and licensing.

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Erik van der Leer

Geert Blom

Senior Legal Adviseur
Jaap Jan de Jong

Executive Consultant
Lex van Beurden

Maarten van Denzen

Senior Legal Consultant
Peter Mulders

Executive Consultant
Roxane van der Laan

Executive Consultant
Thim Donkervoort

Legal Consultant