Tombola forces Dutch affiliates to pay back for compliance examine

The on the internet bingo web site, Tombola, involves affiliate marketers to take a compliance check with a authorized consultancy agency if they want to promote in the Netherlands. Tombola is the industry’s very first corporation to function in these kinds of a method.

The compliance examine fees €1,125 ($1,270) for each internet site for the first year and later on, the affiliate marketers have to spend one more €725 per year to continue being compliant.

Moreover, affiliate marketers are not authorized to pick out who they want to conduct the compliance test. The bingo web page only accepts the check out of the lawful consultancy firm, XY Legal Solutions BV.

The consultancy organization has established up the KVA seal of acceptance as a model for its compliance look at. The KVA seal need to 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 Professional, argued that this prerequisite represents an additional expense of tens of 1000’s of euros for affiliated organizations with a substantial range of web-sites.

He extra: “Tombola is the only service provider with a Dutch KSA license that imposes this prerequisite. All other operators on the Dutch market, these types of as wager365 and Betcity do their have compliance checks, and individuals businesses do not demand affiliate marketers for this.”

According to Westerhoff, this conclusion will make an unworkable and expensive predicament in the affiliate sector if other operators are to abide by.

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