Dutch Secretary of State Fred Teeven has resigned over his involvement in a compensation payment to a convicted drug dealer fifteen years ago, a move that could delay the planned introduction of iGaming legislation in the country later this year.

Teeven tendered his resignation to King Willem-Alexander alongside Minister for Security and Justice Ivo Opstelten.

The King’s Office confirmed that both have been honourably discharged from their responsibilities on the recommendation of Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

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