Tag Archives: Kansspelautoriteit (KSA)

KOA licensing window launch hit by a slight delay

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulator, has delayed the opening of the ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act) licensing window, which was scheduled to launch this morning. Updating incumbents, the KSA posted a message on its website stating that its digital portal for KOA applications had registered a flaw during final testing.  The KSA maintains that it will issue a 1 …

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KSA reminds applicants of Dutch duties ahead of opening KOA licensing window

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has published its ‘2020 Annual Report’, detailing the new standards and laws which will radically overhaul the Dutch online gambling market with the implementation of the ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act) regime during 2021. Moving to launch the KOA Act’s licensing window on Thursday 1 April, KSA revealed that it has received a total of 40 licence applications …

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KSA expands AML duties of the Dutch KOA Act

Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has added further amendments to the approved ‘Remote Gaming Act’ (KOA Act) as it moves to launch the country’s online gambling licensing window from 1 April 2021. KSA informed that it had approved ‘wwft guidelines’ to be added to the KOA Act – as a means to strengthen the legislation’s remit on the prevention of …

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KSA confirms Dutch KOA delay on Dekker orders

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has confirmed that the regulated market launch of the ‘Dutch Online Gambling Act’ (KOA Act) will be delayed by one month until 1 October 2021.  The decision follows an intervention by Sander Dekker – the Dutch Minister for Legal Protections who has been tasked with overseeing the implementation of the KOA Act.   Yesterday, …

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KSA tackles illegal lotteries through Facebook collaboration

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch Gaming Authority, has entered into a new partnership with Facebook to combat illegal gambling promotion or activities on the social media platform. Through the partnership, the KSA will report illegal online lotteries organised through the social media platform, known as ‘dipping’. The regulator stated that ‘for some time now’, it has received reports of illegal online …

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René Jansen: KSA will implement the strictest KOA licensing procedure 

René Jansen, Chairman of Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has stated that the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority will have the necessary resources to deal with an influx of applications seeking to join its new online gambling marketplace. Jansen made his statement, addressing delegates of the ‘Gaming in Holland’ conference on 22 September, underscoring that despite a three month delay in launching its licensing …

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AgeChecked: Compliance Spotlight – Dutch KSA not toying on age verification duties

To date, regulatory agencies have treated age verification as a standard yet static compliance discipline for online gambling. However, ID specialist AgeChecked believes that mandatory requirements may soon change as Dutch regulator KSA enforces deeper responsibilities on age verification processes and record-keeping – marked as a key licensing condition for any incumbent joining the Netherlands online gambling marketplace in 2021 …

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KSA report reveals age verification failings

The Dutch gambling regulator, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has reaffirmed its aim of preventing under-aged gamblers from accessing games of chance after warning operators to ensure age verification measures are being properly enforced. Publishing a survey which polled individuals aged between 16-30, the KSA analysed the differences in gambling behaviours between three distinct age groups: 16-17 year olds; 18-23 year olds and …

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KSA launches operator tender for problem gambling helpline

The Netherlands gambling regulator, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), will appoint an operator for its problem gambling helpline after launching its tender process. The service will offer gamblers access to treatment, advice and support via a website, chat service, email and telephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Under the Netherlands’ Remote Gaming Act, the KSA was tasked with running the …

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Dutch Justice Minister orders database clear-out

Netherlands Minister for Justice Sander Dekker stated that his department would enforce restrictions on the use of customer databases as the Dutch government adds final conditions to its approved ‘Remote Gaming Act’. Responding to parliamentary questions in a legal briefing, Dekker said that approved Dutch online gambling licensees would have to terminate all existing customer databases acquired prior to market …

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