Tag Archives: Remote Gambling Act

KSA issues ‘conduct warning’ following covid marketing breaches

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands regulatory authority for gambling, has issued a market warning stating that it will not tolerate ‘COVID-19 gambling advertising’.  The KSA stated that it has taken 14 direct actions against unlicensed online operators advertising ‘Corona-Free Gambling messages’ during national lockdown. René Jansen, KSA Chairman, said that the regulatory agency will ‘apply the heaviest penalties’ against offending operators, …

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Joint Dutch survey on addiction highlights problem gambling behaviours

An online survey carried out by the Dutch gambling authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), in collaboration with treatment foundation AGOG has found that half of its respondents spent more than €1,000 each month on gambling.  The joint survey considered the responses of 86 people who have signed up with AGOG, which organises weekly meetings for players at risk of problem gambling behaviours. In its …

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Dutch government delays market launch date to review secondary concerns

Plans to launch the regulated Netherlands online gambling marketplace have been delayed for a further six months to 1 June 2021. Dutch Justice Minister Sander Dekker confirmed the six-month delay to the Kamer (parliament) on Friday 15 November, with Netherlands gambling regulatory authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) informing industry stakeholders. The KSA said that the delay is related to a review of …

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KSA sanctions Royal Panda and LeoVegas over online offering

Dutch gambling authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has sanctioned both Royal Panda and LeoVegas after the two operators were found to be offering games of chance to consumers within the country. The KSA emphasised that “online gambling is currently prohibited”, and subsequently handed Royal Panda a €400,000 while LeoVegas was issued with a fine of €350,000. The fines follow on from research …

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Dutch KSA sets out new long-term Remote Gambling Act strategy

Dutch gambling authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has set out its long-term strategy pertaining to the Remote Gambling Act that is set to come in to force, after a vote to accept implementation earlier this year came in excess of two and a half years after the bill was originally passed in its lower house. The regulator has laid out an initial target of the Remote Gambling Act …

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Berlin a perfect venue for gaming industry

JVH Gaming chief executive Eric Olders believes that EiG’s host city of Berlin offers a perfect venue for a gaming industry hoping to move forward from the shackles of the past. Olders, head of the Netherlands’ largest land-based gaming company as owner of Jack’s Casino and Flash Casinos, is a panellist at an EiG session in October, and hopes that …

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Singapore sanctions tough Remote Gambling Act

Singapore’s government is set to toughen its stance on unlicensed online gambling operators, as it introduces its Remote Gambling Act next Monday 2 February. The new set of laws approved by the country’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will target online payment transactions and ISP blocks to unauthorised online gambling websites. Singapore had first outlined severe amendments to its gambling …

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