In the Netherlands, a prominent government minister reportedly announced that his nation intends to introduce an accelerated reporting system to help tackle suspicious match-fixing.
According to the iGamingBusiness.com report, Sander Dekker is the Minister of Legal Affairs and explained that the move should help alleviate fears that the country's new money laundering law will have the unintended effect of making it harder for sporting authorities to break down into match-fixing. This legislation is expected to enter into force later this year and requires all suspected money laundering cases to be reported to the National Financial Intelligence Unit without further forwarding to NGOs.
However, the source said money laundering was often tied to match-fixing with critics the Money Laundering Act pointing to the realistic prospect that the measure's confidentiality clause would make it more difficult for sports organizations and their governing bodies to detect and eradicate alleged cases of fraud. Parliamentarians Michiel Van Nispen , Mirjam Bikker , Paul Van Der Laan , Anne Kuik , Rudmer Heerema , Kees Van Der Staaij and Sidney Smeets they allegedly were some of the most staunch critics of the legislation, although the latter has since resigned after several accusations of sexuality misconduct.
During the disclosure of the government's new plan, Dekker reportedly stated that his office intended to design a system that he would force Financial Intelligence Unit to exchange information on suspicious activities with the relevant sporting bodies as soon as possible. Furthermore, he allegedly claimed that the confidentiality of upcoming legislation was likely will only be enacted in specific situations to leave, sports organizations and their governing bodies have free access to data on suspicious changes in odds and match fixing for purposes other than betting.
As part of the new regime, Dekker reportedly revealed that the FIU is about to be committed to report any suspected match-ups before submitting the relevant information to the competent authority . He reportedly also revealed that his office was going to be relocated strategic review in match-fixing to further determine how these upcoming protocols will work.
The latter concession reportedly came after Dekker met representatives of several of the Netherlands' most important sports organizations. Nevertheless, he allegedly stated that many instances of setting results may still go undetected because the criminal elements behind such activities often are based overseas, in regions like Asia .
Dream of deregulation:
Online sports betting is to be launched in The Netherlands from the first day of October to 2019, national law on remote gambling . This piece of legislation allegedly introduced a number of licensing, tax and consumer protection procedures with Kansspelautoriteit The regulator recently revealed that it is currently processing 28 inaugural operator licenses.