In the Netherlands, gross gambling revenue reached 1.39 billion in 2023

The Netherlands Gambling Authority (Kansspelautoriteit) has published a report on market performance for 2023. Gross gaming revenue amounted to 1.39 billion euros (almost 139.5 billion rubles), which is 28% more than in 2022.

In the second half of 2023 users spent an average of 160 euros (16,053 rubles) per month on gambling. In the period from January to June, this figure was 170 euros (17,057 rubles).

The number of active accounts in 2023 amounted to 1.1 million. 970,000 accounts were recorded in 2022 – 13% less. The report says that players can create more than one account. Because of this, the data does not always indicate the actual number of users.

Of the total number of accounts, 22% of accounts are registered to people between 18 and 23 years old. Kansspelautoriteit stated that the number of players in this age category did not increase significantly last year.

In the second half of 2023, around 726 000 users played on legal sites. We are talking about about 5% of the adult population of the country. Overall, 90% of people preferred legal gambling platforms, which exceeds the Dutch target of 80%.

In July 2023, the country introduced a ban on non-targeted gambling advertising. Information on the impact of this move is also contained in a fresh report, which was the first since the restrictions came into effect. The Kansspelautoriteit said that the market has not experienced any noticeable contraction since the ban. However, the number of visits to gaming sites by people who are not regular customers has dropped significantly. Users who have previously launched slots at casinos continue to do so, so the advertising ban mainly affects those who are not yet playing.

Reminder: Curacao has given operators an extra month to apply for gambling licenses.


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