Lottery licensing system
At the request of the State Secretary of Security and Justice, the Netherlands gaming Authority in November 2014 extended the multi-year gaming licenses that expired in late 2014 by another two years. These licenses will expire in late 2016. The Government has elected to allow new national charity lottery initiatives to enter the market as per 1 January 2017. In consultation with the Ministry of Security and Justice, the preparations for realizing a sound and transparent license granting system were started up in 2015.