An official delay in the reformation of the Dutch games of chance market is a fact. Although the Netherlands is still aiming for the 1stof January 2015 for the proposed Dutch Remote Gambling Act to enter into effect, the expectation is that this estimated timeline might not be achieved due to the phases the bill still has to follow.

At present, the House of Representatives requested additional time for written debates. The deadline has been set on the 30th of October. After the House of Representatives has passed the bill, it will be notified to the Senate for written debates and a plenary hearing. The moment the Senate has adopted the bill, it will be officially published and will come into force. Operators that wish to be active on the Dutch market can then apply for a license.