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BtoBet: Over-regulation and opportunities in the European sports betting sector

Regulatory developments in the European sports betting gaming sector have created both hurdles and opportunities for the continent’s operators, as the UK and Germany implement restrictions while the Netherlands opens its doors. Publishing its latest report, ‘European Sportsbook Opportunities in an Increasingly Complex Scenario’, BtoBet highlighted the potentially lucrative market of the Netherlands – where football and other sports have …

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Entain maintains 2021 growth despite Deutsche and KOA drags

Entain Plc has continued to match its corporate growth against high expectations, with the FTSE100 gambling group citing progress on all 2021 corporate objectives. Publishing its Q3 trading update for the three month period ended 30 September, Entain recorded a 4% increase in group net gaming revenues when compared to Q3 2020 Registering a 10% increase in NGR for the …

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The Netherlands begins its online gambling journey under KOA 

The Netherlands has formally launched its online gambling marketplace, which will operate under the rules and regulations of the ‘KOA’ Remote Gambling Act.  KOA’s ascent into law sees the Dutch Kamer complete a near decade-long journey to approve the Netherlands’ first online gambling framework. In 2016, the Dutch regulatory authority – Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) – had to halt the launch of …

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Dekker orders KSA to end cooling amnesty for unlicensed operators

A last-minute order by Dutch Legal Protections Minister Sander Dekker has enforced regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) to terminate its ‘cooling-off’ reprieve for unlicensed operators awaiting to join the KOA Regime from 1 October.  Yesterday, Dekker informed the Kamer that he had instructed KSA to no longer offer cooling-off rights to unlicensed operators – who will instead be instructed to cease all …

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NOGA calls for stricter self-regulation in Dutch gambling advertising

 Peter-Paul de Goeij, Managing Director of NOGA – The Netherlands Online Gambling Association – has criticised the recent draft online gambling advertising code as was suggested by incumbent land-based operators. Issuing a response to news coverage on Dutch public broadcaster NOS, De Goeij said the draft self-regulating code will not provide Dutch consumers with enough protection against an impending gambling …

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KSA issues final guidance on KOA advertising rules

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has issued its final guidance on the advertising and player acquisition requirements of the KOA Regime, which is due to launch on 1 October.  The guidance supplements KSA ‘Games of Chance’ advertising requirements, made available to all prospective KOA licensees on 1 April – the date KSA launched its licensing application window. KSA …

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KSA publishes full KOA online gambling reporting duties

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has published its reporting requirements that will be applied by all operators observing the new laws of the ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act).  The full disclosure of ‘reporting obligations’ has been published on the Dutch government’s official gazette, warning licensees of their duties ahead of the launch of KOA regime on 1 October. …

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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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KSA provides guidance on KOA information-sharing duties

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the gambling regulatory authority for the Netherlands, has launched a consultation providing guidance to operators in relation to ‘policy rules on information sharing duties’. Terms of the Remote Gambling Act (KOA Act) dictate that licensed holders are ‘obliged to report relevant changes, behaviour and events’ to the KSA as the governing authority of the Netherlands regulated online gambling …

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GiG Media readies for Dutch comeback

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) is re-configuring the affiliate properties of TopCasinoBonus.com and CasinoTopsOnline.com to be ready for the launch of the Netherlands regulated online gambling marketplace from 1 October. Undertaken by the GiG Media division, the reconfiguration aims to transform the properties into the most insightful destination for Dutch players seeking trustworthy reviews on licensed online casinos and games of …

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