Dutch Online Gambling Set To Increase By 7.6% In 2015
Interesting figures were released by Dutch online gaming authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA). According to their figures the online gaming market in the Netherlands is set to grow this year by 7.6% and will be worth about €296 million in 2015.The online gaming sector represents about 13% of the overall gaming sector.
In terms of online players, there are about 437k Dutch residents who engage in online gambling. Most online players are male and range from the ages between 20 and 35. Of those about 44% have college degrees which is more than the overall Dutch population which is around 28%.
When it comes to problematic gamblers, the KAS maintains that 83% of online gamblers are not at risk at all in terms of gambling addictions while 11% were considered at risk of some sort of problematic gambling. Online player’s actually demonstrating problematic behavior was in the 5.3% mark.
The much talked about Remote Gambling Bill in the process of being passed in the Netherlands and is expected to be law in 2017. The KAS is looking to ensure legal operators become the norm and believe that for this to happen a 20% online tax revenues is optimal. They also point out that over 17% of Dutch online gamblers would prefer to gamble on sites endorsed by the government.