Rules for games of chance

A game of chance is one where the players can win a prize but have no control over the outcome. Examples include lotteries, sports betting and casino games, such as roulette and poker.

Reducing gambling addiction and crime in the Netherlands

The government wants to limit the risks associated with games of chance by:

  • monitoring compliance with the rules;
  • overseeing the licensing conditions laid down in the Betting and Gaming Act;
  • issuing licences for certain games of chance.

Gaming providers have been required to alert players to the risks involved.

The Gaming Authority

The Gaming Authority is responsible for:

  • monitoring the operation of the gaming sector;
  • checking whether licence holders uphold the law;
  • helping to control the supply of games of chance;
  • reducing gambling addiction;
  • overseeing consumer protection;
  • combating illegality and crime connected with games of chance.