November 18, 2020

Nationale Loterij to introduce separate accounts for lottery and sports betting

Nationale Loterij to introduce separate accounts for lottery and sports betting

Netherland’s National Lottery (National Loterij) recently announced that it will be introducing separate online accounts for sports betting and lottery, prior to the country launching its regulated online gambling market next year.

Starting March 1, 2021, customers that want to place bets on online sports and play lottery games online are required to have separate accounts for each vertical.

The reason for this, the National Loterij explained, is because the two products are subject to different laws.

Its Toto sports betting service will be controlled by the mew Remote Gambling Gambling Act. The current Gambling Act, meanwhile, covers lottery products like scratch cards, Lucky Day, Lotto, and Eurojackpot.

The launch date, scheduled in March, for the separate accounts will occur simultaneously with the proposed implementation of the Remote Gambling Act.

The Act was due to take effect on July 1, with the iGaming market expected to open for business starting January 1, 2021. However, this was delayed twice: first in November 2019, and then again in September this year.

Netherland’s regulated market is now scheduled to open on September 1, 2021.

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