LeoVegas takes on “rapidly growing” Dutch market with KSA licence

Image: Shutterstock

LeoVegas has extended its outreach in Europe after receiving the appropriate licence from the Dutch Gambling Authority to operate in the Netherlands. 

Having received permission from the Kansspelautoriteit, LeoVegas will now be able to launch a Netherlands-focused online casino platform, offering slot releases from several of its partnered providers. 

Gustaf Hagman, CEO of LeoVegas Group, commented: “LeoVegas Group has been granted a gaming licence in the rapidly growing Dutch market. We are thrilled to look to the future and fully focus on resuming our Dutch journey: the Netherlands has great potential and we look forward to it becoming an important market in our global growth journey.”

Planning to take its Dutch platform live in the second half of 2023, the operator has been granted a five-year gaming licence to offer casino, live casino and sports betting products in the regulated Netherlands market. 

Elsewhere on the continent, LeoVegas recently announced a sponsorship deal with the EuroPride 2023 festival in Malta, supporting the celebration of the LGBTIQ+ community.

Additionally, the operator formed a separate sponsorship deal with UK football club Blackpool FC, becoming the North West-based League One side’s principal partner and front-of-shirt sponsor. 

Responsible gambling charity GambleAware’s Chief Communications Officer, Alexia Clifford, recently expressed her disappointment in football clubs forming new gambling shirt sponsorships before the Premier League ban comes into force in 2026.