Since the legislation was passed to allow the licensing of casinos in the Netherlands, a good number of operators have submitted applications with many of them already being approved and granted licenses. UK-based Tombola and Netherlands-based Holland Casino have both been awarded licenses by the Kansspelautoriteit amongst several others. Despite being a new license in the industry (available since 2021), the Dutch online casino license is already proving to be popular; with casino providers wanting to legally service the population of the European country which enjoys a growing and progressive market for online gambling casinos.
Both local and overseas casinos can obtain a license from the Netherlands Gaming Authority, with overseas casinos based in countries such as the United Kingdom already being licensed. A Dutch gaming license is necessary for online casinos wishing to demonstrate to local players that they meet the highest safety standards and are reputable businesses. The long-term impact of the Dutch license system on the online gambling industry in the country is yet to be seen, with legislation only coming into full effect in 2021, but the number of licenses already issued and applications pending demonstrates a popular demand for the license at an early stage.