Holland reports slowdown in gambling growth

By Dave Sawyer, Last updated Oct 5, 2023

Over the past half-year, the legal online gambling market in Holland has witnessed renewed growth. Although there has been an increase in the gross gaming result (BSR) – which is essentially the total wagers minus the prizes paid out – this growth has been somewhat less robust compared to previous periods of measurement.

Remarkably, the number of actively played player accounts has remained largely unchanged. This suggests that the overall market expansion may be stabilising after a two-year period of dynamic growth.

This information is derived from the recently released fifth monitoring report on online gambling, made available by the Gaming Authority in Holland (Ksa) today.

During the period spanning August 2022 to July 2023, the BSR reached a total of 1.33 billion euros. This indicates that the market has indeed expanded, albeit at a slower pace than previously observed.

Specifically, from August 2022 to January 2023, the BSR saw an impressive 33 percent growth, while from January 2023 to August 2023, it registered an 8 percent increase.

René Jansen, chairman of the Gaming Authority in Holland, commenting on the report said: “This fifth monitoring report shows that the gaming market continues to grow, even if it is leveling off.”

This means that the market is developing as expected. The continued growth ensures increasing responsibility among providers.”

“The Ksa continues to strictly monitor that Dutch players can gamble in a safe market, with sufficient attention to addiction prevention and insight into possible problematic gaming behavior. Duty of care and addiction prevention are a crucial part of our supervision.”

Dave Sawyer

Dave has been involved in the Online Gambling industry for 20 odd years now. With experience working for an operator based in Gibraltar, where he headed up the IT team at Ladbrokes, to running his own iGaming affiliate websites until 2019.

Dave now writes for Casinomeister and sister site Casino Gazette. You may also see him on the forum from time to time, where he goes by the handle Webzcas.

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