Last week, twenty gambling regulators – amongst which the Dutch gambling authority (Kansspelautoriteit) – signed a cooperation agreement that provides a controlled and intensified exchange of information between the jurisdictions involved. This cross-border information exchange will consist of e.g. information regarding gambling operators, licensees, consumer protection and the prevention of gambling related fraud. Ten other jurisdictions will become a party to this cooperation soon.
The general idea behind this agreement is that member states need to join forces in order to successfully address cross-border aspects and issues related to gambling. The upcoming Dutch licensing system – for which the Dutch gambling authority is currently making necessary preparations – provides for a basis for international administrative cooperation with foreign supervisory bodies. Now that the jurisdiction of the Dutch gambling authority is limited to Dutch territory, international cooperation is of the essence to ensure compliance with the future Dutch Remote Gambling Act and its enforcement.
The text of the cooperation agreement will be published on the Dutch gambling authority’s website soon.