Tag Archives: Kansspelautoriteit

EC rejects call to reform Expert Group on Gambling  

The European Commission (EC) will not support the re-establishment of an ‘Expert Group on Online Gambling’ – a cross member state collaborative body supported by 14 regulatory agencies. This morning, the Netherlands regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) published the EC’s response to a letter sent by KSA Chairman Rene Jansen on behalf of European regulators requesting to reinstate the group which had …

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KSA finalises legal duties on CRUKS self-exclusion

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has published its policy guidelines for ‘involuntary registration’ to CRUKS – Dutch gambling’s national self-exclusion scheme.  From 1 October, all KSA licensed online gambling operators are required to centralise their player databases with the CRUKS’ self-exclusion system as a legal requirement of the Netherlands new KOA Act regime regulating online gambling. KSA policies on …

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René Jansen to lead GREF’s collaborative forum

René Jansen, Chairman of Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has been appointed as the new Chairman of GREF – ‘The European Forum of Gaming Regulators’. The Dutch executive will serve as lead representative of the regulatory forum, which promotes collaboration and knowledge sharing between its 41 members working across 34 European gaming jurisdictions. Jansen will replace incumbent Jorn Stark, executive …

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KSA ramps up enforcement actions against Curacao businesses 

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has amplified its enforcement actions taken against Curacao-based operators deemed to be unlawfully targeting Dutch consumers.     Last week, KSA launched back-to-back enforcement actions against Curacao-based operators, with a Dutch individual charged with helping unlicensed businesses operate illegal gambling services. Curacao-licensed operator Raging Rhino was fined €440,000 as KSA reported that its unlicensed LuckyDays.com …

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EveryMatrix: The Netherlands to become Europe’s freshest battleground  

The Netherlands has the potential to become Europe’s next breakout market for igaming and sports betting, according to EveryMatrix.   The technology supplier has published its ‘Gaming Market Report’ for the country – which will officially launch its regulated online gambling marketplace on 1 October under the mandate of the Kamer approved ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act). Maintaining a population …

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KSA begins affiliate sweep ahead of Dutch KOA launch 

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands Gambling Regulatory Authority, has sanctioned a ‘new round of action’ against websites promoting unlicensed operators deemed to be targeting Dutch consumers. The tougher monitoring of affiliate websites will be undertaken by KSA, as the regulator moves to officially launch the Netherlands regulated online gambling marketplace on 1 October under the mandate of the Kamer approved ‘Remote …

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KSA begins its close inspection of 28 Dutch KOA applicants

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has disclosed that it has so far received 28 individual operator applications to join Dutch gambling’s new regulated online gambling marketplace, due to officially commence from 1 October 2021. The KSA made its announcement providing an update on its licensing window, which was launched on 1 April, bringing the Kamer’s formally approved ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act) mandate …

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KSA reveals agencies to manage Dutch problem gambling care duties

Dutch gambling regulatory body Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has appointed the three bodies which will operate its gambling harm prevention and addiction support services across the Netherlands under the mandate of the ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act).  With the KOA Act set to launch its licensing window on 1 April, KSA reveals its partner organisations responsible for operating gambling treatment support services …

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KSA and BGC form Benelux collaborative agreement

A Benelux collaborative agreement has been formed by the Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) and Belgium’s Gaming Commission Kansspelcommissie (BGC).  Both agencies have agreed to share insights, data, knowledge and best practices to strengthen their regulatory and market monitoring capacities.  Furthermore, KSA and BGC management teams will collaborate in tackling shared threats on market integrity, AML and the prevention of …

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KSA publishes licensing trademark for Dutch online gambling 

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has revealed its ‘licensed trademark’ that operators must display across their digital portfolios as a duty of the ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act).  At present, KSA maintains its rescheduled timetable for the implementation of the KOA Act regime, with the regulatory agency launching Dutch online gambling’s licensing window on 1 April. Approved KOA …

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