Tag Archives: CRUKS

KSA flips the switch on several illegal affiliate marketing operations

Peter-Paul de Goeij reappointed to NOGA leadership

The Dutch Gambling Authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has published the findings of its major investigation from last year on affiliate websites advertising unlicensed gambling providers. According to the release, 14 out of the 33 gambling websites put under surveillance have been found guilty of illegally advertising, including to consumers who have self-excluded with the Netherlands’ CRUKS exclusion register.  CRUKS is the …

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KSA funds six gambling addiction prevention projects

Peter-Paul de Goeij reappointed to NOGA leadership

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) the Netherlands Gambling Authority has announced that six projects have been awarded funding through the ZonMw Prevention of Gambling Addiction research programme. Considered vital to the development of Dutch government’s treatment, intervention and support of gambling addiction the projects will begin no later than February 2024 and are financed through the Addiction Prevention Fund, which is managed by the KSA. The programme will …

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KSA tests public awareness of CRUKS 2.0

SBC News KSA tests public awareness of CRUKS 2.0

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands Gambling Authority, has initiated a ‘pilot campaign’ to raise public awareness of CRUKS, the Dutch gambling central self-exclusion register. Pilot campaigns have commenced across social media platforms, informing audiences about how to self-exclude from all Dutch licensed gambling operators via CRUKS. Operated by the KSA, the CRUKS register was launched on 1 October 2021 to coincide …

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KSA demands greater technical powers to improve market surveillance  

KSA, Netherlands/Dutch gambling authority

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands Gambling Authority, has issued an ‘urgent appeal’ to Dutch Minister for Legal Protections, Franc Weerwind, to amend the Remote Gambling Act (KOA) supervisory technicalities. Weerwind, who is currently charged with the evaluation of the Remote Gambling Act (KOA) in 2024, has been asked to modify the Law to allow KSA “to have access to false identity …

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KSA upgrades CRUKS with new ‘reflection period’ mode 

Rene Jansen KSA

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Gaming Authority of the Netherlands, has upgraded ‘CRUKS’ – Dutch gambling’s ‘Central Register for Self-Exclusion of Games of Chance’. KOA market stakeholders were informed that upgrades have focused on “making it easier for players to set a temporary gambling stop, ” with an updated website (cruksregister.nl) providing a ‘reflection period’ for users who want to unsubscribe after …

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KSA calls for 2023 improvements on data and duty-of-care standards 

Rene Jansen KSA

Dutch licence holders have been warned that they must ensure all efforts to maintain ‘safe play and safe environments’ for consumers in 2023.  The warning was delivered as the headline message of the Kansspelautoriteit’s (KSA), the Dutch Gambling Authority, ‘2023 Supervisory Agenda’. As regulatory supervisor, the KSA maintains the three principal objectives of its ‘2020-2024 Strategy’ to ‘protect and inform …

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Dutch KSA warns of illicit affiliates bypassing CRUKS & KOA rules  

KSA, Netherlands/Dutch gambling authority

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling authority, has launched an investigation into affiliate websites that have breached its rules by promoting illegal/unlicensed operators. Of concern, KSA detailed that the websites had targeted vulnerable players using domains such as ‘casinowithoutcruks’ and ‘casinowithoutlicense’ – that deliberately promoted illicit operators in breach of KOA laws and requirements. The websites were discovered following an online …

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Dutch CRUKS registers 20,000 self-excluded players

SBC News Dutch CRUKS registers 20,000 self-excluded players

Dutch gambling’s Central Register of Exclusion of Gaming (CRUKS) has registered over 20,000 users since its launch on 1 October 2021. The figure was disclosed by Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulator, which provided a market update on the Dutch market’s safer gambling initiatives. Under the laws of Dutch gambling’s KOA Act, CRUKS is managed as a mandatory system that …

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KSA forms expert panel to oversee CRUKS self-exclusion conflicts 

KSA, Netherlands/Dutch gambling authority

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) – the Netherlands gambling authority – has announced the appointment of its panel of experts that will provide oversight on involuntary registrations submitted to CRUKS – the central self-exclusion registry.  The launch of the KOA Regime on 1 October saw the Netherlands regulate its online gambling marketplace. As a compliance command of the KOA Regime, all licensed operators …

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KSA finalises legal duties on CRUKS self-exclusion

SBC News KSA finalises legal duties on CRUKS self-exclusion

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has published its policy guidelines for ‘involuntary registration’ to CRUKS – Dutch gambling’s national self-exclusion scheme.  From 1 October, all KSA licensed online gambling operators are required to centralise their player databases with the CRUKS’ self-exclusion system as a legal requirement of the Netherlands new KOA Act regime regulating online gambling. KSA policies on …

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