Tag Archives: René Jansen

Maxima Compliance enhances commitment to Dutch market with local office launch

Recognising a need for a ‘strong handle on compliance requirements’ in the Dutch online gambling market, Maxima Compliance has opened an office in the Netherlands to enhance its local offering.  By further establishing its presence in the Netherlands via the new local centre, Maxima intends to offer its suite of technical and regulatory compliance services to regional gaming companies, adopting …

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Rene Jansen: KSA to enter ‘new phase in supervision’ in 2022

The launch of the Dutch online sports betting and gaming market was one of the biggest developments in the European sector last year, but as the vertical establishes itself there is still more to be done.  This is according to Rene Jansen, Chairman of the Netherlands gambling authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), who discussed the continued growth of the Dutch sector and …

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Dutch Minister states that online market is ‘larger than previously thought’

A recent letter to the Dutch House of Representatives has revealed two key updates on the current ‘state of affairs’ with regards to the Netherlands’ newly launched online gambling market. Reviewing the letter sent to the country’s parliamentarians last week by Sander Dekker, Minister for Legal Protection, Rene Jansen, KSA Chairman, asserted that a key ‘preliminary’ conclusion is that ‘the …

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KSA grants 11th KOA licence to Jacks.nl

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) – the Netherlands gambling authority – has granted an online gambling licence to JOI Gaming Limited, which will become the 11th licensed incumbent of the KOA Regime.  JOI Gaming serves as the online gambling unit of JVH Gaming & Entertainment Group – the operator of 85 land-based Jack’s, Flamingo and Flash casino properties across the Netherlands. The KOA …

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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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Bet365, Tombola and LiveScore cleared to launch Dutch KOA market

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) – the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority – has named the 10 operators granted licences to participate in the KOA online gambling regime that will formally launch on 1 October. As anticipated, KOA licences have been granted to the domestic trio of state-owned casino operator Holland Casino, ToTo Online, the digital unit of Dutch lottery Nederlandse Loterij, and Dutch …

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René Jansen: Only 10 operators qualify for first KOA licensing window 

 There will be 10 licensed operators to start in the Netherlands’ new KOA online gambling regime, which will officially open on Friday 1 October. The development was disclosed by René Jansen, chairman of Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) – the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority – who was speaking to delegates of the Gaming in Holland Conference.  The 10 applicants will be revealed by …

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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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