Netherlands regulator De Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) will carry out inspections of slot machines across the country during October and November 2021.
The checks are designed to ascertain whether the machines in question comply with new registration requirements – which have come into force since the launch of online gaming in the Netherlands on 1 October.
Slot machines have been required to record data about excessive participation for players since 1 April 2021. From 1 October, slot machines are now also required to record the visiting frequency of players.
A KSA statement said: “The new registration obligations are an important condition for analyzing player behaviour. The law not only legalizes the online gambling market, but also imposes new requirements on country-specific providers in the field of addiction prevention and advertising.”
The KSA recently opened up a consultation into responsible gaming research, regarding regulations for the provision of data to be used for research into gambling addiction.