Dutch responsible gaming association Speel Verantwoord has highlighted a number of reservations over the proposed merger of the Netherlands Staatsloterij and De Lotto owner Nationale Sporttotalisator (SNS), warning that the new entity may hold an unfairly dominant position in the country’s regulated gaming market.

Speel Verantwoord said that while it has no objections to the planned merger in principle, there are three points over which give it cause for concern.

It claimed that the merged company will be the largest operator in the market after the charitable lottery umbrella association, the Goede Doelen Loterijen. 

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