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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.

“The current law in the Netherlands is not in line with EU law and we have therefore asked the Commission to re-open the infringement proceedings that were initiated against the Netherlands in 2006.”

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.

Gustaf Hagman, LeoVegas Group chief executive said.

“The launch of LeoVegas’ casino has been very successful and LeoVegas has established itself as a brand in Denmark,” 

“We see a clear growth potential for sports and strengthening, with today’s launch, our offer in the Danish market. Our goal is to offer Denmark’s fastest and most engaging sports gaming experience.”
Betsson complains against Netherlands was last modified: July 10th, 2017 by Casino News Today