Betsson has written to the European Commission regarding a continued breach by the Dutch authorities of EU law.
The action takes place after five years of waiting for Netherlands to pass laws to bringing its gambling regulatory framework in line with the EU and follows new stricter legislation that came into effect in June and regards unlicensed operators offering their services to Dutch players.
Betsson has argued that a compliant legal framework would eliminate the confusion and instability that are created by the actions of the Dutch gaming authority Kansspelautoriteit.
“Betsson view the ongoing confusion in the Dutch market as unacceptable; we have therefore submitted an official complaint to the European Commission,”
Ulrik Bengtsson, chief executive and president of Betsson AB said.
Meanwhile, LeoVegas that also operates in the Netherlands has announced the launch of its LeoVegas Sport platform in Denmark.
The Danish gambling market is regulated since 2012 and it recently saw the European Commission clear the way for it to end the monopoly of Danske Spil on horse race betting and online bingo in Denmark.