KSA, Netherlands/Dutch gambling authority

KSA publishes KOA requirements for Dutch systems inspections

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has published its requirements for ‘systems inspections’ – a key procedure applied as a licensing condition of the ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act) to be launched on 1 March 2021.

All prospective online gambling licensees must submit a ‘systems report’ to the KSA outlining which platform and software providers will be utilised to service the Dutch market. 

In addition, applicant parties must provide a full breakdown of their individual games inventor that they intend to promote to Dutch consumers.

The KSA stated that systems and games reports must be submitted as a ‘signed management summary’, detailing the composition of their regulated market offerings.

The regulator has also listed all necessary requirements under its ‘Inspection Scheme for Game Systems’, but warned that the document is ‘yet to be definitive’ and may incur changes ahead of the launch KOA’s licensing window.

The KSA maintained that it has yet to finalise requirements for which ‘inspection bodies’ it will approve to review operator platforms and systems.  

In its statement, the KSA confirmed that system auditors must have been formally accredited to inspect online games of chance for at least two member states of the European Union.

Furthermore, system auditors must carry membership of the International Laboratory Accreditation Forum (ILAC) or the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).

Closing its October proceedings, the KSA published its draft documents on ‘KOA Policy Rules‘ and ‘KOA Model Permits’ – providing operators with a breakdown on technical requirements and further management provisions to proceed with licensing applications.

Preparing to launch its formal licensing window, the KSA confirmed that it would allow parties to participate in ‘feasibility tests’ which will be maintained until mid-January 2021.

The KSA maintained that it would publish final KOA Model and Policy documents by January 2021 ahead of its licensing application window.   

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