The Netherlands has submitted draft legislation to the European Commission setting out the technical requirements for connecting online gambling systems to the new Control Data Bank (CDB) that will be used by authorities for monitoring and verification purposes.

The legislation will allow operators to prepare their applications for the Netherlands licensing process which begins in January 2021, with the regulated online gaming market scheduled to open on 1 July 2021.

The Netherlands tax authority and gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit each have differing access rights to the CDB under the new Gaming Act which comes into force next year, prompting two submissions for European Commission (EC) approval.

The first from Kansspelautoriteit sets out the technical requirements and data models for establishing and maintaining a connection to the CDB, while the submission from the ministry of finance sets out its requirements in terms of access to gambling participation data by product in order to verify operator tax returns.

Both sets of regulations were notified to the EC on 17 July and are subject to a standstill period ending 18 September.

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