Tag Archives: René Jansen

René Jansen calls for the re-establishment of EU expert group on gambling

In his first address as Chair of The European Forum for Gambling Regulators (GREF), René Jansen has called for the European Commission (EC) to re-establish an ‘EU expert group’ on gambling laws and standards.  Jansen, the  chairman of Dutch regulatory agency Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), made his address while participating in a webinar hosted by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). …

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René Jansen to lead GREF’s collaborative forum

René Jansen, Chairman of Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has been appointed as the new Chairman of GREF – ‘The European Forum of Gaming Regulators’. The Dutch executive will serve as lead representative of the regulatory forum, which promotes collaboration and knowledge sharing between its 41 members working across 34 European gaming jurisdictions. Jansen will replace incumbent Jorn Stark, executive …

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KSA and UKGC agree to collaborate on regulatory best practices

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has entered a ‘cooperation agreement’ with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).  The regulators will work together ‘to better support their respective supervisory tasks’ by sharing general information and exchanging regulatory best practices on enforcement policies and licensing. Updating Dutch stakeholders, KSA chairman René Jansen stated that the organisations shared common goals in combating …

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KSA begins its close inspection of 28 Dutch KOA applicants

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has disclosed that it has so far received 28 individual operator applications to join Dutch gambling’s new regulated online gambling marketplace, due to officially commence from 1 October 2021. The KSA made its announcement providing an update on its licensing window, which was launched on 1 April, bringing the Kamer’s formally approved ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act) mandate …

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KOA licensing window launch hit by a slight delay

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulator, has delayed the opening of the ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act) licensing window, which was scheduled to launch this morning. Updating incumbents, the KSA posted a message on its website stating that its digital portal for KOA applications had registered a flaw during final testing.  The KSA maintains that it will issue a 1 …

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KSA reminds applicants of Dutch duties ahead of opening KOA licensing window

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has published its ‘2020 Annual Report’, detailing the new standards and laws which will radically overhaul the Dutch online gambling market with the implementation of the ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act) regime during 2021. Moving to launch the KOA Act’s licensing window on Thursday 1 April, KSA revealed that it has received a total of 40 licence applications …

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KSA and BGC form Benelux collaborative agreement

A Benelux collaborative agreement has been formed by the Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) and Belgium’s Gaming Commission Kansspelcommissie (BGC).  Both agencies have agreed to share insights, data, knowledge and best practices to strengthen their regulatory and market monitoring capacities.  Furthermore, KSA and BGC management teams will collaborate in tackling shared threats on market integrity, AML and the prevention of …

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Dutch regulator begins testing of CRUKS self-exclusion scheme  

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, will begin live testing of ‘CRUKS’ – Dutch gambling’s national self-exclusion scheme next week.  Continuing its testing phase of key market technical provisions, KSA has called on all interested parties to trial the CRUKS system, which will be beta tested from 14 December. CRUKS is the KSA managed and controlled self-exclusion scheme tasked …

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KSA publishes draft documents and feasibility tests for KOA licensing 

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands’ regulatory authority for gambling, has published its draft documents of ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA) for licensing requirements, made available to all parties interested in joining the country’s regulated online gambling marketplace in 2021. Helping incumbents prepare for the launch of its licensing window on 1 March 2021, the KSA has released draft versions of ‘KOA Policy …

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EA stands ground as Dutch KSA wins ‘game packs’ judgement

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands’ regulatory authority for gambling, has re-issued a €5 million penalty alongside its ‘cease and desist’ order to Electronic Arts (EA) European subsidiaries.  The charge relates to a 2019 enforcement sanctioned by KSA on ‘Electronic Arts Inc’ and ‘EA Swiss Sàrl’ stating that the video games publisher had violated Dutch gambling laws offering ‘games of chance’ through …

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