Dutch appeals tribunal maintains lottery merger

NOGA has taken note of the decision of the Netherlands Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal (CBb). Unfortunately, the CBb has seen insufficient objections against the concentration decision of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) of December 2015, in which ACM approved the merger of the State Lottery and the Lotto.

NOGA once again underlines the importance of a level playing field between providers, especially in the gambling market which, until the much hoped-for opening in March next year, is mainly dominated by monopolies.

NOGA calls on all involved stakeholders to now, in trust and jointly, ensure a healthy, safe and attractive gambling climate in the Netherlands; a gambling market in which the consumer has a truly safe and reliable choice.