April 14, 2015

Dutch Minister promises movement on internet gambling regulation

Following the resignation of Fred Teeven the former Nederland’s Secretary of State Justice in regard to allegations of misleading the parliament in a compensation claim in 2001 to a convicted drug trafficker the newly appointed replacement Klass DiJkhoff has promised to ensure that online gambling regulation and licensing will continue forward while he is in office.

Fred Teeven widely regarded as the creator of the Nederland’s online gambling bill retired following the allegations and fears amongst supporters for online gambling in the country were that it would now be stalled have be laid to rest following DiJkhoff’s announcement.

Speaking to Dutch media DiJkhoff stated that his office was committed to completing and processing the regulation of online gambling. The new secretary said that he supports all the provisions that have been put forward by his predecessor.

It is understood that some 200 online gambling operators have expressed interest in taking part in any legalised online gambling that is allowed in the country. Estimates say that over 1 million Dutch nationals play online with unregulated online gambling sites at present.

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