The latest Gaming in Holland webinar analysed the evolving regulatory framework in the market as it brought together numerous suppliers, who took a closer look at what they feel is next for a crucial period within the Dutch market. 

Kicking off proceedings, Kester Mekenkamp of Kalff Katz & Franssen provided a brief overview on the current state of play within the regulatory framework, as he gave details on the steps that need to be taken by Dutch operators. 

The verification process remains crucial for operators looking to maximise engagement in the Dutch market, and Martijn de Boer (CDDN) emphasised that the onboarding process should be simplified in the region – with many players not completing the process. 

He added that the CDDN has moved to streamline the process, looking at registering the player’s credentials as soon as possible and utilising automation to improve the process and make it more efficient. 

The relationship between the banks and the obligation to organise the separation of player funds, Kees-Jan Avis of EM Group then pointed to regulations which are key and mean it is almost impossible to form a relationship with a new bank in the Netherlands. 

He also mapped out the firm’s solution, which can be key in allowing operators to gain better control of player funds – as their product has evolved significantly since its formation. 

Max Irwin followed this up by discussing the role of document verification in the market and its continued importance as KYC continues to take on a pivotal role, he went on to highlight the key part that IDnow can play in this process. 

The penultimate speaker saw Bryan Hill of Interxion emphasise the crucial role of data, for operators that are looking to grow into new regions. 

Compliance is the key to the expansion, especially when it comes to a framework like the Dutch market, which presents numerous challenges – as Antonio Zhangi, the CEO of Maxima Compliance, detailed some of the biggest technical challenges when it comes to the market.

Gaming in Holland – Expansion and the importance of data in the Dutch market