Tombola forces Dutch affiliates to shell out for compliance verify

The on-line bingo web page, Tombola, demands affiliates to acquire a compliance check with a legal consultancy business if they want to boost in the Netherlands. Tombola is the industry’s to start with corporation to work in these a way.

The compliance look at fees €1,125 ($1,270) for each web page for the initial calendar year and later on, the affiliates have to shell out a different €725 for every year to stay compliant.

Additionally, affiliates are not authorized to choose who they want to conduct the compliance check. The bingo website only accepts the look at of the legal consultancy business, XY Authorized Answers BV.

The consultancy agency has established up the KVA seal of acceptance as a brand for its compliance check. The KVA seal really should not be baffled 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 Specialist, argued that this need represents an additional charge of tens of 1000’s of euros for affiliated providers with a large number of internet websites.

He added: “Tombola is the only provider with a Dutch KSA license that imposes this need. All other operators on the Dutch sector, these kinds of as wager365 and Betcity do their very own compliance checks, and those corporations do not charge affiliates for this.”

In accordance to Westerhoff, this decision will generate an unworkable and expensive situation in the affiliate market place if other operators are to comply with.

He concluded: “This would indicate gigantic payments for affiliate organizations, and the only winners would be the money-grabbing consultants who want to make a rapid buck.”