Dutch Ban on Gambling Adverts in Public

On July 1, the Netherlands’ gaming regulator, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), implemented a new rule that restricted where gambling companies could place adverts. It means that gambling adverts cannot be placed in public or places accessible to the public such as bus shelters, cinemas, billboards and more. They are also not allowed to place adverts on TV or radio. The aim of this is to try and ensure that 95% of the people viewing the adverts are over the age of 24.

However, in August the authority issued three warnings to gambling operators for violating the new rules. After becoming aware that these online operators were still displaying adverts in bus shelters and billboards, they contacted the operators to warn them that they were in violation of the ban. The KSA said that after “adequate actions and immediate responses” from the companies they had opted to serve warnings and not fines.

You can read more on the ban here.

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