GGPoker has confirmed that it is now accepting players at full capacity within the Netherlands, after ironing out a series of kinks during a prior soft launch period.

The online poker room operated by NSUS Malta became one of the first ten incumbents to be awarded a licence to operate with the country’s new gambling ecosystem, which officially got underway at the turn of the month.

The group confirmed that its ggpoker.nl portal went live earlier in the month on a soft launch basis, after becoming one of the first global operators to receive a Dutch license.

However, any delays encountered during the period have subsequently been resolved, with account set up and funding processes having been streamlined wherever possible.

“The online poker landscape has changed a lot since the closure of the Dutch market, several years ago,” Marco Trucco, Head of Europe at GGPoker, said as the group made its full Dutch launch. 

“Arguably, the biggest difference is that GGPoker is now the largest poker site in the world and the place where everyone loves to play. 

“We’re really excited to welcome Dutch players to GGPoker to compete for the most prestigious poker achievements or just to have some fun at the tables.”

Towards the end of September, Dutch gambling Authority, the Ksa, confirmed the first ten entrants that were permitted to operate upon the long awaited opening of the country’s legalised online gambling market, which took place at midnight on Friday 1 October.

This saw NSUS Malta joined by the Toto Online brand of Nederlandse Loterij; Dutch arcade group FPO Netherlands; and Holland Casino in all gaining approvals.

Further entrants that were permitted to join the action included Estonia’s Play North, operator of the Rocket Casino and Pikakasino brands, bingo operator Tombola, bet365; Belgian brand Bingoal, Italy’s Betent; and LiveScore Malta.