Dutch Gambling Regulator Appoints Director

10 August 2013

Marja Appelman, the new director of the Dutch Gaming Authority, will be responsible for taking the Dutch gambling industry to the next level by moving towards the legalization of internet gaming and betting in the Netherlands. The director is a former employee of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Dutch Healthcare Authority. He is expected to occupy the position on 23 September, replacing Peter Plug.

The Netherlands are currently revising their regulatory legislations in order to provide better results regarding fighting against gambling addiction, preventing criminal acts and illegal gaming and betting activities, while also protecting consumers. The European country revealed new online gambling draft legislations in May 2013, with the intention of legalizing all kinds of internet gaming and betting solutions by 2015. It is stated in the draft regulation that operators will have to pay a 20 percent tax on gross gaming revenues.

The bill also proposed the privatization of the sole brick-and-mortar casino in the country, which reported a €652,000 drop in revenues last year. Analysts claim that the Dutch online gambling industry could rake in €223 million by 2015. Our professional gaming software developers provide their customers who seek to buy casino software with the best solutions which will meet any requests, our company offering custom casino software and casino games.

10 August 2013

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