Harian · December 4, 2021

Tombola forces Dutch affiliate marketers to pay back for compliance look at

The on-line bingo website, Tombola, involves affiliates to take a compliance check out with a lawful consultancy organization if they want to endorse in the Netherlands. Tombola is the industry’s very first corporation to work in this sort of a fashion.

The compliance check out fees €1,125 ($1,270) for every site for the to start with calendar year and afterwards, the affiliates ought to shell out one more €725 per 12 months to continue being compliant.

Also, affiliate marketers are not allowed to pick out who they want to conduct the compliance test. The bingo internet site only accepts the check out of the lawful consultancy agency, XY Authorized Solutions BV.

The consultancy company has established up the KVA seal of approval as a model for its compliance check out. The KVA seal really should not be confused with the Dutch Gaming Authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA). The KVA is not connected to the KSA, nor is it accredited by it.

Jan Westerhoff, Nieuwslog Dutch iGaming Expert, argued that this necessity represents an extra price tag of tens of 1000’s of euros for affiliated organizations with a huge selection of sites.

He added: “Tombola is the only service provider with a Dutch KSA license that imposes this need. All other operators on the Dutch industry, these as wager365 and Betcity do their own compliance checks, and these providers do not demand affiliates for this.”

In accordance to Westerhoff, this choice will produce an unworkable and highly-priced condition in the affiliate market if other operators are to observe.

He concluded: “This would signify gigantic payments for affiliate businesses, and the only winners would be the dollars-grabbing consultants who want to make a speedy buck.”