International collaboration

The Netherlands Gaming Authority engages in various forms of international collaboration. Despite the strong regulation of the gambling industry at the national level, international collaboration is

important for the Netherlands Gaming Authority. The primary interest lies in building and exchanging knowledge and expertise with fellow regulators from other European jurisdictions. This helps the Netherlands Gaming Authority to increase its knowledge and keep up with new trends and developments in other countries. This in turn enables the Netherlands Gaming Authority to better fulfil its regulatory duties.

At an international level, the Netherlands Gaming Authority actively works alongside other regulators in GREF, the Gambling Regulatory European Forum, and is involved at a global level in IAGR, the International Association of Gaming Regulators. These partnerships are aimed at knowledge exchange. GREF focuses on various European jurisdictions and IAGR is a global organisation of gaming regulators. Within GREF, the Netherlands Gaming Authority is an active participant in all working groups. These include the working groups for Enforcement, eGambling, Responsible Gambling and InfoStat. Since 15 June 2021, GREF chair René Jansen has been chair of the Netherlands Gaming Authority.

In addition to its involvement in international groups, the Netherlands Gaming Authority also cooperates bilaterally with foreign gambling regulators. This primarily takes place on an ad hoc, informal basis. There are also partnership agreements with fellow regulators:

The Netherlands Gaming Authority also regularly takes part in international conferences and symposia.