Today, the Ministry of Justice & Security clarified the establishment requirement, as well as other parts of the coalition agreement that concern remote gaming.
As the Ministry letter (obviously) represents the official government position, the main roadblock to further legislative progress in the Senate has been removed. In other words, we’re back on track with regard to remote gaming in the Netherlands.
While a lot still needs to happen – don’t expect much until after the summer – today’s letter to the Dutch Lower House means that the current government, which controls a a majority in the Senate, has agreed to support the Remote Gaming Bill, which already passed the Lower House in 2016.
The agreement was announced by Ministry official Dennis van Breemen as the first day of the Gaming in Holland Conference was drawing to a close. Tomorrow (Wednesday), we will continue discussing this development at the 2018 edition of the GiH Conference.