Tag Archives: Kansspelautoriteit

Dutch KSA publishes first guidelines on money laundering

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling authority, has published its first guidelines on preventing money laundering and the financing of criminal activities through gambling verticals. Though not ‘legally binding’, the provisions and best practices promoted by KSA have been developed to ‘comply with obligations’ established by the Netherlands ‘Wwft Prevention Act’. Maintaining the integrity of Dutch financial systems, all business stakeholders …

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Gambling scam ongoing in the Netherlands, regulator warns

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has released information pertaining to the reported ongoing scam in the country, in which scammers are looking to reclaim non-existent gambling debts from consumers. Lootsma and Partners, Bailiff Smits and Co and Inter Payment Service have all been named by the ACM as the collection agencies that form part of the scam, …

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Dutch senate passes Remote Gaming Act after years in limbo

Two and a half years after the original bill was passed in its House of Representatives, the Dutch Senate has finally passed its Remote Gaming Act, paving the way for igaming regulation across the Netherlands.  With the aim of addressing the unregulated online gambling market for Dutch consumers, the new legislative framework will be integrated into law through a Royal …

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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 …

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Dutch VVD pushes for forward motion on Dutch Remote Gambling

Industry stakeholders await news as to whether the Dutch Kamer (Parliament) will proceed with reviewing new amendments attached to the Netherlands’ long-awaited Remote Gambling Bill. 2018 has proved to be yet another year of delays and obstructions with regards to legalising Dutch online gambling services, as the Remote Bill enters its second year in standstill motion. Last June, Sander Dekker …

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Dutch Kansspelautoriteit scales up monitoring of World Cup advertising

Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit, has confirmed that it will significantly increase its monitoring of remote betting operators’ marketing and advertising practices during World Cup 2018. Warning foreign operators, Kansspelautoriteit stated that it will severely fine unlicensed betting firms deemed to be illegally targeting Dutch national consumers. Furthermore, the regulatory body seeks to eradicate bookmaker advertising which may be visible to …

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Lotto monopoly questioned in The Netherlands

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Monopolies on sports betting and lottery scratch cards are to remain in The Netherlands, but The Council of the State, the nation’s highest administrative court, has ordered a rethink of its lottery monopoly. Following an appeal by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), alongside international gambling firms Unibet, Betclic and Betfair, the council ruled that the existence of only …

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Betting on Football gets up to speed with the Dutch gaming market

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Gaming in Holland will provide expert insight into the opportunities and challenges in the Dutch market, as the country works towards opening its market for licensed online gambling. Held on Tuesday 20 March, the registration and networking day for Betting on Football at Stamford Bridge (20-23 March), the session will feature presentations by distinguished gaming lawyer Justin Franssen and Gaming …

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Kansspelautoriteit’s Henk Kessler confident of Dutch Gambling Act gaining approval

Speaking at last week’s ‘ESSA Sports Betting Integrity Conference’, the Vice Chairman of The Netherlands Gaming Authority (Kansspelautoriteit) Henk Kessler indicated that the battle to enforce a Gambling Act in his country could be nearing a conclusion. A new Dutch Gambling Act has been in debate since 2014 when the government submitted its initial mandate to the European Union. Following a number …

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Dutch KSA warns industry of tougher penalties & restrictions for ‘rogue’ operators

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), The Netherlands Gaming Authority has announced that it will step up its enforcement efforts against online gambling operators deemed to be illegally targeting and servicing national consumers. Issuing an industry warning, KSA Vice Chairman Henk HW Kesler stated that the authority would no longer tolerate ‘rogue’ operators offering illegal online betting and gambling services. KSA senior figures are …

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