The KOA (Remote Gambling) Act will come into effect on January 1, 2021. Online casinos and bookmakers can now apply for licenses to offer online gambling for online casinos, slot online, online poker, etc. The first license will be issued by the Dutch Government in July 2021.
Why is it important for bookmakers to get a license from the Dutch Gaming Authority? And what will change if online gambling is legal?
*Players are not protected in any way. For example, if your provider doesn’t want to pay you, or treats you illegally in any other way, you have no legs to stand.
*Players who gamble too much, play for long periods of time, or take other addictive behaviors are rarely or completely monitored.
What is changing:
* Improved prevention of gambling addiction among adolescents and vulnerable groups. If you have a gambling addiction, you can unregister from CRUKS (Central Register Deregistration of Gaming). If you do this, you will not be able to play anywhere for 6 months, even at casinos and even Dutch casinos.
*Online bookmakers and casinos pay the government a gambling tax directly on their winnings.
*As a player, you can contact the gambling authorities in the event of a payment dispute. You can preset the amount of money that exceeds the game limit, reducing the chance of problems.
Improved anti-gambling policy
Bookmakers will pay to increase transparency in the number of Dutch gambling addicts after legalization in the Netherlands. According to a survey, 0.3% of casino players over the age of 16 are or are already addicted to gambling. It has almost 40,000 players.
Gaming Experience Will Be More Legalized
Online Casinos should improve the gaming experience. Therefore, there are several ways to bring more fun and enjoyment to players and gamblers. An example is not paying taxes yourself. You can play the same game or Sportsbet as before only if you have the advantage that the bookmaker itself has already received the tax.
Game limit settings
More and more casinos have game restrictions, but legalized casinos always force players to set these restrictions before registering for an account. Players need to specify exactly how much time they want to spend betting on sports.
Other game limits include the amount you can lose in a day, a week, or a month. It makes you more aware of your gambling addiction, and research shows that it reduces your chances of gambling addiction.