The permit covers offline betting on horse races, an activity that remains a monopoly in the Netherlands and is exclusive to the holder of the totalisator licence under the Gambling Act.
ZEbetting & Gaming’s existing licence was due to expire on 30 June this year, though the new licence will come into effect on 1 July and enable it to continue offering these betting services,
Kansspelautoriteit took the decision to renew the monopoly licence yesterday (22 March).
ZEbetting & Gaming is part of the French Zebet/Zeturf business, and is also active in France, Belgium and Malta.
The licence renewal comes after Kansspelautoriteit last week published a new report that showed the average number of gambling advertisements on Dutch television peaked at more than 40 per hour.
The research found that more than 35 gambling adverts were shown on average between 21:00 and 22:00 between October and December 2021, with the total rising to more than 40 between 23:00 and midnight.
Adverts for lotteries and online gambling platforms accounted for the bulk of the adverts.