As concerns addiction prevention, the Netherlands Gaming Authority is charged with a statutory task: ‘to prevent and reduce gambling addiction’.
In its fulfilment of this task, the Netherlands Gaming Authority works towards three goals:
- Keeping the relatively low national percentage of problem gamblers as that level or even reducing it, such in cooperation with other stakeholders;
- Identifying both problem gamblers and individuals at risk in time and guide them towards proper assistance where necessary;
- Encouraging stakeholders to take their own responsibility.