Holland igaming bill held up but final process not in doubt

netherlands dutchiGaming Business – Holland’s remote gaming bill should be presented to the country’s parliament before the Summer recess despite the coalition government cancelling a planned meeting to discuss provisions in the bill at the end of last week.

The meeting was cancelled due to disagreements between different members of the governing coalition, which is made up of the Dutch People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy and the Labour Party.

The Dutch parliament breaks up in early July and igaming and lottery reforms were due for discussion at last week’s meeting.

Justin Franssen, partner at the law firm Kalff Katz & Franssen, told iGaming Business: “We don’t foresee this hold up as necessarily being a cause for delay to the overall reform process.”

A remote gaming bill was approved by the Dutch Council of Ministers in February and should be presented in its final form to the Dutch House of representatives before the Summer break.

A new licensing regime is set to be implemented in 2015.


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