Dutch gaming regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has
reminded operators that gambling advertising remains illegal in the
country, after discovering that some operators are preparing promotional
activity ahead of a number of high-profile sporting events this summer.
The regulator said it is aware that some iGaming operators
are preparing promotional campaigns around this summer's UEFA Euro 2016
tournament, the Tour de France and the Rio de Janeiro Olympics,
warning that they will face prosecution if they breach the
"[They are] taking these steps with the Dutch
online gaming market yet to open, with the House of Representatives to discuss
the remote gaming bill ahead of the summer. Only once this bill has been
approved will gaming operators be eligible to apply for a licence and gambling
be legal," the KSA said.
“Operators who do not comply risk sanctions and could
subsequently lose the chance to apply for a potential online gaming licence.”