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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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KSA warns betting operators of Dutch advertising standards

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) the Netherlands’ gambling regulator has issued a new industry guidance regarding national advertising and marketing standards. KSA has warned international operators that Dutch media owners will only be allowed promote licensed gambling services to Dutch consumers. The regulator states that its advertising policy will be followed throughout all Dutch Media owner channels (print, digital, TV & radio). Planning …

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Dutch football alleges first case of attempted match-fixing

Attempts to fix the result of a Dutch league match seven years ago have been uncovered by a Dutch football association (KNVB) investigation, the first time for such a case in the Netherlands. As reported in the Guardian, the investigation has uncovered a bid by Ibrahim Kargbo, then a player at Willem II Tilburg, to fix the outcome of a …

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Alan Alger – Betway – Premier League Darts continues to grow

Just a month on from Gary Anderson’s second world darts title, the Betway Premier League is back, starting at the First Direct Arena in Leeds. We caught up with Alan Alger, PR for Betway, to discuss the start of the £700,000 ten-man tournament, played out over 4 months at 16 arenas across Europe. SBC: Alan, Betway is sponsoring the Premier League …

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Netherlands Cycling announces Unibet as main sponsor

  The Netherlands National Cycling Association (KNWU) has announced European online bookmaker Unibet as its new main sponsor. The four year sponsorship deal will begin in 2017, with KNWU unveiling its new cycling jersey branded with six green dot representing Unibet’s logo. At present the Unibet brand cannot be displayed as official sponsor, as the operator awaits to enter the …

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Netherlands 29% uniformed tax rate concerns industry stakeholders

The planned legislation of the Netherlands’ online gambling market, has caused industry controversy following the report by Dutch news sources that several members of the ruling parliamentary coalition supported a unified 29% gross gaming revenue tax. The 29% tax rate would place online gambling services on the same rate as land-based gambling operators. Dutch newspaper the Telegraaf reports that the …

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Dutch Council approves lotto merger

The Netherlands’ Council of Ministers has given the go-ahead for national lottery operators Staatsloterij and Sichting Nationale Sporttotlisator (SNS) to merge. The planned merger comes as both operators implemented cost saving strategies in 2015, due to continued declines in ticket sales. Dutch Secretary of State for Finance Eric Wiebes with the support of his office personally supported the move, stating that it …

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Ligue 1 easy to read for bettingexpert tipsters

The French football league proved to be the most predictable on the continent over the past weekend, as tipsters on bettingexpert.com performed better on the Ligue 1 matches than any other division. Of the 5,000+ football tips posted on bettingexpert’s community this weekend, the ones focusing on French football were the most profitable for tipsters, with the Austrian Bundesliga and …

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KSA toughens Dutch advertising code

As the Netherlands looks to implement its revised online gambling policy and framework with a view to open its market to licensed international operators, gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has moved to implement new advertising standards and practices. KSA has confirmed that it has reached an agreement with multiple Dutch media operators to restrict the advertising of illegal/unlicensed betting operators. KSA advertising …

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Dutch Remote Gambling Act faces delay following the resignation of Fred Teeven

Progress for the Dutch Remote Gambling Act has stalled, after its creator Fred Teeven,  Secretary of State for Justice resigned from his position. Teeven and Nederland’s Justice Minister Ivo Opselten were forced to resign after misleading parliament over a 2001 compensation payment to a convicted drug trafficker. Teeven a member of the Dutch conservative liberal party VVD, had been a …

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