Nationale Loterij, the Dutch National Lottery, has announced it will be separating online accounts for lottery and sports betting.

Starting from March 1, 2021, Nationale Loterij customers will need to have separate accounts for its lottery and sports betting verticals as they will be subject to different laws under The Netherlands’ legislative changes.

The lottery’s Toto sports betting service will fall under the country’s new Remote Gambling Act, while its lottery products such as Lotto, Eurojackpot and scratch cards will remain under the existing Gambling Act.

The March launch date for the separate accounts by the lottery will coincide with the planned implementation of the Remote Gambling Act.

The Act was planned to become effective on July 1, with the igaming market opening for business from January 1, 2021. However, this action was delayed twice, first in November 2019 and then again back in September.

The Dutch regulated market is now set to open on September 1, 2021.