Tag Archives: Kansspelautoriteit

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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KSA publishes KOA requirements for Dutch systems inspections

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has published its requirements for ‘systems inspections’ – a key procedure applied as a licensing condition of the ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act) to be launched on 1 March 2021. All prospective online gambling licensees must submit a ‘systems report’ to the KSA outlining which platform and software providers will be utilised to …

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Spelinspektionen inks MoU with Kansspelautoriteit

The Swedish Gambling Authority, Spelinspektionen, has enhanced its cooperation with its Netherlands counterpart after signing a memorandum of understanding with Kansspelautoriteit. The strengthened partnership has been designed to facilitate the ongoing exchange of information and streamline supervision between the two European regulators. René Jansen, Kansspelautoriteit’s chairman, stated that he is “delighted that agreements with international regulators are formalised and captured …

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KSA calls for gambling machines to be removed from family centres  

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling authority, has ruled that Dutch arcades will no longer service any machines based on ‘games of chance’ in a move to maintain and protect the family environments of arcade venues. The KSA enforcement has been supported by the Dutch arcade trade body ‘Family Entertainment Centers Nederland (FEC Nederland)’ which has written to members to endorse …

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Addiction expert Gert-Jan Meerkerk joins KSA senior policy team

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling authority, has confirmed the appointment of Dr Gert-Jan Meerkerk as its new senior research advisor on gambling addiction and compulsive behaviours.  Meerkerk is recognised as a figurehead in Dutch healthcare and public welfare, having led Rotterdam-based research unit IVO’s academic studies into addiction, treatment and recovery for the past 25 years.     Key IVO projects led …

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Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority

Dutch Gambling Authority Kansspelautoriteit and The Malta Gaming Authority have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance collaborative and aiding efforts. As part of the MoU, both entities will collaborate and aid each other by sharing each authorities best practices and information. The MoU will help in supporting its responsibilities at law, while also allowing both authorities to …

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Netherlands Remote Gambling Act submitted for EC review

Progressing on its regulated market schedule, the Dutch government has forwarded its Remote Gambling Act for review by the European Commission.  Despite covid interruptions, the Dutch government maintains that it will launch its new regulated gambling marketplace on 1 July 2021. Prior to market launch, Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) will open its first licensing window on 1 January 2021, …

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KSA draws up wishlist on casino games market surveillance

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the regulatory authority for the Netherlands, has published its ‘Market Vision’ document which outlines the core directives it seeks to establish for monitoring ‘games of chance’ in the interest of public safety. The KSA document sets out the regulator’s current structures related to market monitoring, how it has categorised games of chance and also how the regulator undertakes …

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Dutch CoS backs Betfair’s objections to totalisator allocation procedure

The Dutch Council of State (CoS) has upheld an appeal submitted by Betfair and Unibet which claims that the allocation procedure carried out by the Netherlands Gambling Authority (NGA) did not give other parties ‘a fair chance’ of obtaining a totalisator licence.  Under Article 24 of the Betting and Gambling Act, the NGA is permitted to grant one totalisator licence, …

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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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