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The Dutch Gaming Authority, Kansspelautoriteit, has issued further licenses for the provision of online games of chance within the country, a move which sees JVH gaming and entertainment strengthen its foothold within the digital ecosystem.

The group, which secured a licence for its Joi Gaming subsidiary in November 2021 for its online casino, has subsequently added a further pair of approvals for Joi I and Joi II.

The Ksa adds that while these form part of the same group of companies as Joi Gaming, it is not yet known which domain names are going to be operational within the country as yet.

JVH, whose latest nods become the 14th and 15th approvals issued by the Dutch regulator, boasts 85 physical casinos across the country under the Jack’s Casino, Flamingo Casino, and Flash Casino brands.

However, reports that it is the latter of these that will occupy one of the group’s newest licenses, as indicated by Eric Olders, CEO of JVH gaming and entertainment.

The official launch of the region’s online gambling environment on October 1, 2021, saw the Ksa grant an initial ten licenses, which saw the Toto Online brand of Nederlandse Loterij; Dutch arcade group FPO Netherlands; Holland Casino; and NSUS Malta, which counts GGPoker as part of its stable; all gain approvals.

Further entrants include 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

Earlier this month, Casino de Spa became the 12th licensed incumbent of the Netherlands’ digital space, which will enter the country via its online casino and sports betting portal.

Another licensee, namely ZEbetting & Gaming Netherlands, has also gained Ksa approval, with the company, which forms part of the Groupe ZEturf France, operating in the country under the brand name Runnerz.