Skip to content

The Dutch government is updating its legislation and policy on both online gambling and land-based gambling. In GT Alert, we briefly describe the most relevant legal developments of 2019 in this area, and also look forward to 2020.

Online gambling’s illegality in the Netherlands notwithstanding, the number of people in the Netherlands who participate in online gambling has increased steadily over the last few years. According to research of Motivaction (link in Dutch), 1.8 million Dutch people admitted to having participated in an online gambling game (at least) once. Most gambling websites operate in other countries (such as Isle of Man, Gibraltar, Malta) and are accessible to Dutch gamblers from these locations. To regulate and control online gambling, the Dutch Senate (Eerste Kamer) approved the Remote Gambling Act (Wet kansspelen op afstand) in February 2019. This new legislation legalizes online gambling for providers that have obtained a permit.

Read the full GT Alert.

Print:
Email this postTweet this postLike this postShare this post on LinkedIn
Photo of Marijn Bodelier Marijn Bodelier

Marijn Bodelier focuses on public law, real estate and environmental law. Marijn has particular experience in litigation in regulatory and real estate related matters. He is regularly involved in international transactions and innovative projects where public law aspects are a key-element.

Photo of Jacomijn Christ Jacomijn Christ

Jacomijn Christ focuses her practice on corporate law, data protection, antitrust, environmental law and real estate. Jacomijn advises on public law aspects in transactions, has experience with regulatory and data protection law issues, and has dealt with environmental and real estate related cases.

Jacomijn Christ focuses her practice on corporate law, data protection, antitrust, environmental law and real estate. Jacomijn advises on public law aspects in transactions, has experience with regulatory and data protection law issues, and has dealt with environmental and real estate related cases.

Jacomijn is also involved in GT’s China practice in Europe in this capacity, and has experience in working with Chinese mainland clients across a wide-range of sectors, including manufacturing, sales, technology and e-commerce.

Photo of Jan Herfkens Jan Herfkens

Jan Herfkens is an associate in the Amsterdam real estate practice of Greenberg Traurig. Jan focuses his practice on real estate, administrative law, and environmental law. Jan holds a LL.M. from Leiden University. Besides his bachelor of Law, Jan studied Middle-Eastern Studies: Arabic…

Jan Herfkens is an associate in the Amsterdam real estate practice of Greenberg Traurig. Jan focuses his practice on real estate, administrative law, and environmental law. Jan holds a LL.M. from Leiden University. Besides his bachelor of Law, Jan studied Middle-Eastern Studies: Arabic, and he worked as a student-assistant for international labor law. Before joining Greenberg Traurig in October 2019, Jan was a trainee of political affairs at the Dutch Embassy in Beirut (Lebanon), and he was a lecturer on “Techniques and Methods of Jurisprudence” at Leiden University. Jan is admitted to the Amsterdam Bar.