Online gambling companies freeze Dutch accounts as licenced suppliers start off up


Worldwide on the net gambling corporations this sort of as Unibet, Pokerstars and Bwin have frozen or are freezing the accounts of their Dutch punters from Friday, citing changes to the Dutch gambling laws.

Hundreds of countless numbers of men and women are believed to gamble on the web from the Netherlands, even however it has been technically unlawful up to today.

Justice minister Sander Dekker experienced provided the international corporations until finally October 1 to near their solutions to men and women in the Netherlands. He also pledged to acquire authorized motion versus providers which do not respect the Dutch placement from November 1.

Companies which had targeted Dutch punters, for instance by applying the Dutch payment technique Perfect, ended up excluded from the current licencing spherical, but probably capable to use future year.

‘My users all want to apply for a licence,’ said Peter-Paul de Goeij, chairman of lobby team Noga, which represents the 7 major firms without the need of a permit. ‘And if you definitely want anything, barking and biting does not enable.’

10 corporations have been given licences to offer you online gambling from Friday, which include two owned by the Dutch condition.

Thank you for donating to

The team would like to thank all the generous readers who have built a donation in modern weeks. Your economic aid has served us to increase our coverage of the coronavirus disaster into the evenings and weekends and make certain you are held up to day with the latest developments. has been absolutely free for 14 decades, but without the need of the financial backing of our viewers, we would not be able to present you with honest and precise news and attributes about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.

If you have not still manufactured a donation, but would like to, you can do so by means of Suitable, credit history card or Paypal.