Dutch Minister confirms ban on broadcast gambling advertising from 1 July
Dutch Minister for Legal Protection, Franc Weerwind, has confirmed that the ban on broadcast gambling advertising in the country will happen "no later" than 1 July
The Dutch Minister for Legal Protection, Franc Weerwind, has confirmed that the ban on broadcast gambling advertising will take place "no later" than 1 July, following a previous delay in the ban's implementation.
Weerwind argued against implementing a "two strikes and you’re out" model of regulation, instead emphasising that regulatory actions must be proportionate to the violation and must have in mind the intended goal.
Weerwind also outlined that the country’s Betting and Gaming Act (KOA) gave the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) powers beyond the ability to impose payments and fines on delinquent gaming operators, including the power to impose binding instructions.
The minister emphasised his aim to prevent online gaming from being normalised to underage consumers in any way, including targeted activities aimed at the environment of young people such as teachers and parents.