Dutch banking sector opposes to protectionist measures against gaming

Dutch Minister of Justice, Ernst Hirsch Ballin, is trying to implement a group of measures that would ban transactions related to online gaming venues, with the aim to bring Holland Casino the exclusiveness of the gaming licenses in the country.

Ballin intends to put in a black list some websites, selected by the Dutch government.

Netherlands Bankers Association (NVB) has stated that it is against what it considers protectionist measures. Besides, it would also go against some agreements within the European Union.

NVB spokesman, Michel Noordermeer, has declared the following regarding the blockage of the transactions: “The minister wants us to become an expansion of the legal system, but it is not the role of banks”.