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For over 5 years, Klaver Casino was the first choice for many Dutch players. Unfortunately, this ended abruptly on the 1st of June 2017. We had no choice but to shut down our operations completely and process and pay all outstanding balances to our players. We were known to our players, and everyone else, as an online casino that could be trusted with being fair; having great promotions and an outstanding support system for our customers who resided in many different countries.
Klaver Casino was known for its live casino games, streamed direct to players from real casinos, which gave our players a real casino experience. Also, our slot games were slightly different from other operators – with the famous EGT on offer – and we’re proud to say that many players gambled with Klaver on a regular basis.
So, how could a successful casino close its doors? This is due to a different approach from the Kansspelautoriteit, the Dutch Gaming Authority known as the KSA. In the year 2017, it’s still not possible for Dutch citizens to play online casino games for real money under a well-supported and legal Dutch framework which protects the player. The Dutch Gaming Authority (KSA) always said it was illegal to offer online casino games to Dutch players but that one wouldn’t be their priority if one kept to a pre-defined set of rules. These rules included: not having any Dutch language on the casino website; not operating from a Dutch domain and refraining from advertising the casino in any printed media or on television.
Of course, we always followed these stipulated rules, created by the KSA, and continuously offered games of chance in a fair way. However, not even two weeks before the official closure of Klaver Casino, were the pre-defined set of rules by the KSA changed, forcing us to stop all operations. When this happened, all online casinos accepting Dutch players were put on the priority list of the KSA in Holland and we were, by no means, the only operator closing our doors for this reason.
The main aim of the KSA is for them to regulate the Dutch online casino market such that it protects players’ safety whilst gambling online and gives the government a good revenue stream. Here at Klaver Casino, we have a gaming licence in another European country (an MGA license) so we are fully aware of the high standards which need to be met by an online casino in order for them to operate. By forcing online casinos to close, the KSA will reach an effect opposite to their desire, before the licensing process even begins. Players will not stop playing just because operators like us (Klaver Casino) close their doors to Dutch players; they will keep on playing with casinos which do not adhere to the rules of the KSA and therefore their safety will be at risk as a direct result.
As soon as the Dutch online casino market is regulated, we hope to see everybody back at Klaver Casino, albeit for version 2.0. We will do everything in our power to ensure that we obtain a license which will allow us to operate in this new, regulated Dutch market. However, up until such time, we will unfortunately be ceasing all operations. This decision does not and has not only impacted our much-valued players, but has also had an impact on several members of our support team, and other employees, who did everything to help make Klaver Casino the successful product it once was. We strive to be up and running again by early 2019, or as soon as the KSA wants to regulate the market, enabling you to get back to playing your favourite slots and live casino games with us here at Klaver Casino.
We would like to thank all our live casino and slot machine players for being the casino of their choice and, once again, we hope to see you all again soon!