Delasport joins ‘pioneering wave’ of Dutch market B2B providers

Delasport has become the latest firm to secure access to the Dutch online betting and gaming market, achieving Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) certification. 

The GLI accreditation enables the Sofia, Bulgaria-based company to offer its B2B Sports, Casino and PAM products in the Netherlands’ expanding online sector, regulated last October under the KOA Act licensing regime. 

For sports betting, the company plans to provide its complete wagering offering to sportsbook partner operators in the country, covering over 125 sports and 100,000 pre-match and 70,000 monthly live events across more than 3,000 markets. 

Delasport CEO, Oren Cohen Shwartz, said: “The Dutch market is poised to become one of the most competitive in Europe, and we are excited to be part of the pioneering wave of Sports, Casino and PAM suppliers.”

Also targeting the Dutch online casino market, Delasport will make its portfolio of 3000 games from over 70 providers available to the sector, as well as personalisation features.

These features will include geolocation and ‘personal favourites’, which have been integrated with gamification tools such as multilayer tournaments, missions and badges – recently incorporated into its newly launched mobile app – among others.

Delasport’s GLI certification in the Netherlands follows similar launches in the Danish, Swedish, Maltese and Romanian markets, whilst the firm has also secured GLI 19 and 33 certification for the US.

Although acknowledging igaming in the Netherlands as ‘very much in its infancy’, in comparison to other European nations, Delasport predicts the market to become highly competitive – requiring an early start in the ‘race for companies to establish their footholds’. 

Speaking on the SBC Leaders Podcast earlier this year, Niels Onkenhout – Chief Executive of Nederlandse Loterij – predicted that the Dutch market will be home to 20 different B2C operators by the end of the year.

“We are keen to play a major role in the shaping of the Dutch igaming landscape and look forward to partnering with new operators, and helping our existing partners grow,” Schwartz concluded.

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