Rene Jansen takes charge of KSA, as Kamer prepares for ‘crunch gambling review’

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) the Netherlands national gambling regulator has confirmed the appointment of René Jansen as new Chairman.

A seasoned Dutch policy veteran, Jansen will take charge of the KSA from 1 October, as the Kamer and advisory departments review new directives attached to the Netherlands pending revamp of its national gambling regulatory framework.

Jansen who has previously acted as general secretary for the Dutch Healthcare Authority and Employment & Social Affairs Ministry will replace Jan Suyver as KSA Chairman.

Dutch news sources have detailed that Jansen will prioritise progressing the Netherlands ‘Remote Gambling Bill’ and ‘New Casino Regime’ whose progress has been stalled by the Senate.

A revamp of Dutch gambling laws has been debated since 2016, when initial draft bills were approved by the Dutch Lower House.

Nevertheless, progress on a new Dutch gambling framework has stalled as the Kamer and advisory departments debate regulatory structures, taxation, state-owned enterprises and social policies.

Leading the Dutch Regulator, Jansen will be supported by the appointment of former Netherlands Consumer & Markets Authority director  Bernadette van Buchem as new KSA vice-chair, effective October 15.

The KSA said in a statement: “The Gaming Authority sees Jansen and van Buchem as the right people to continue the course taken by the KSA and to lead the organisation through the planned modernisation of the gaming policy.

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