Internet gambling is legal from next year




The government wants to gamble on the Internet from next year to regulate. This means that the online games like poker and sports betting since then, under strict conditions, is permitted. That particular the Council of Ministers on Friday.

Roulette Gambling The current law includes almost fifty years and prohibits the provision of gambling without a license. As a result, reportedly 800,000 Dutch still rely on illegal games, where supervision is limited according to the government. The government wants to put an end to this regulation.

The government certain Friday that from next year for providers of such games is possible to get a license. The reform of gambling policy follows a bill of the Ministry of Security and Justice, which last year publicly was made.

With the new policy, the government wants to allow gambling on the Internet, but only under strict conditions. Thus, for example, providers of gambling should help pay for a fund that is to combat problem gambling. The government also requires that licensees will pay twenty percent, which is less than the gaming tax for ‘offline’ gambling, which is 29 per cent to tax. In addition, they must make a financial contribution to the Gaming Authority, which is one and a half percent and depends on the gross profit game.

Finally, the government believes that the new regulations easier to players with “problem gambling” to identify and provide what the current situation would be more difficult. Assistance So there will be a central register that it is necessary to temporarily admittedly, be excluded from participation in gambling, both online and offline. From problem gamblers,

State Secretary of Security and Justice Fred Teeven announced that from next year it is possible in the Netherlands to get to the provision of gambling like poker, casino games and sports betting online a license. Thus Netherlands follows the line that was previously used. Other European countries


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