The on line bingo web-site, Tombola, calls for affiliate marketers to acquire a compliance check with a lawful consultancy agency if they want to encourage in the Netherlands. Tombola is the industry’s first organization to operate in these types of a method.

The compliance examine charges €1,125 ($1,270) per web page for the initially calendar year and afterwards, the affiliate marketers will have to pay out one more €725 for every yr to continue being compliant.

Furthermore, affiliates are not authorized to opt for who they want to carry out the compliance verify. The bingo website only accepts the examine of the lawful consultancy firm, XY Lawful Methods BV.

The consultancy business has set up the KVA seal of acceptance as a brand name for its compliance verify. The KVA seal really should not be bewildered with the Dutch Gaming Authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA). The KVA is not linked to the KSA, nor is it accredited by it.

Jan Westerhoff, Nieuwslog Dutch iGaming Expert, argued that this prerequisite signifies an excess price tag of tens of thousands of euros for affiliated companies with a large variety of web-sites.

He added: “Tombola is the only provider with a Dutch KSA license that imposes this requirement. All other operators on the Dutch sector, such as wager365 and Betcity do their individual compliance checks, and people providers do not cost affiliates for this.”

According to Westerhoff, this decision will make an unworkable and pricey problem in the affiliate market if other operators are to observe.

He concluded: “This would necessarily mean gigantic payments for affiliate corporations, and the only winners would be the funds-grabbing consultants who want to make a rapid buck.”