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Following new toughens policies on iGaming

Online operators pull out of Dutch market

Online operators pull out of Dutch market
The recent approval of a new set of online gambling regulations by the Dutch Gaming Authority, Kansspelautoriteit, has unleashed an exodus in the local market.
Netherlands | 06/02/2017

The recent approval of a new set of online gambling regulations by the Dutch Gaming Authority, Kansspelautoriteit, has unleashed an exodus in the local market.

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ccording to a report published by Casino Daily News, this week online operator brand Royal Panda informed its affiliates and customers that it would no longer be accepting Dutch players.

Established in 2014, the operator holds a license from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) that allows it to provide its services in multiple European jurisdictions. In full compliance with the new regulations, Royal Panda asked its affiliates to remove all Dutch-targeting promotional content from their websites.

It also become known several days ago that the PolderCasino and FortuinCasino Dutch-facing brands were shutting down their operations as a result from the Dutch Gaming Authority’s move. These two online casinos were, too, licensed by the MGA.

In addition to the authority’s previous principles of regulating the provision of online gambling options, its new rules now prohibit the use of Dutch-targeting promotional websites with an .nl web extension that redirect to .com sites and the use of visual elements that represent typical Dutch symbols, among other things

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