Harian Update 2021

The on line bingo web-site, Tombola, requires affiliates to consider a compliance check with a lawful consultancy agency if they want to promote in the Netherlands. Tombola is the industry’s first organization to work in these types of a way.

The compliance check fees €1,125 ($1,270) per web site for the initially 12 months and later on, the affiliate marketers will have to pay yet another €725 for every year to keep on being compliant.

Also, affiliates are not authorized to choose who they want to carry out the compliance verify. The bingo web-site only accepts the look at of the authorized consultancy organization, XY Legal Answers BV.

The consultancy business has set up the KVA seal of approval as a model for its compliance check. The KVA seal must not be bewildered with the Dutch Gaming Authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA). The KVA is not related to the KSA, nor is it accredited by it.

Jan Westerhoff, Nieuwslog Dutch iGaming Expert, argued that this need represents an additional price tag of tens of 1000’s of euros for affiliated companies with a huge range of web-sites.

He added: “Tombola is the only supplier with a Dutch KSA license that imposes this prerequisite. All other operators on the Dutch market, these kinds of as bet365 and Betcity do their have compliance checks, and all those providers do not cost affiliates for this.”

In accordance to Westerhoff, this choice will make an unworkable and pricey condition in the affiliate marketplace if other operators are to adhere to.

He concluded: “This would imply gigantic expenses for affiliate companies, and the only winners would be the income-grabbing consultants who want to make a rapid buck.”