Tag Archives: Franc Weerwind

Dutch addiction study warns of fast rise in Problem Gambling

Peter-Paul de Goeij reappointed to NOGA leadership

Dutch market analyst LADIS has released a new report warning that the number of problem gamblers in the Netherlands is on the rise.  The study summarises the different levels of problematic consumer behaviour, covering the rate of abuse of various substances, as well as excessive gambling, over the period between 2018 and 2023.  Categorising the harm levels based on cause …

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Dutch NSC minister Teun Struycken to oversee KOA reforms

SBC News Dutch NSC minister Teun Struycken to oversee KOA reforms

The Netherlands’ new conservative coalition government has confirmed the appointment of Teun Struycken as the new Minister responsible for overseeing gambling reforms. A minister of the New Social Contract (NSC) party, Struycken takes on the role of Legal Protections Minister, with the primary task of finalising the Dutch government’s ongoing review of the Remote Gambling Act (KOA Act). Struycken replaces …

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KOA Play Limits to be applied from 1 October 

Peter-Paul de Goeij reappointed to NOGA leadership

New mandatory playing limit safeguards will be applied to the Dutch KOA market from 1 October 2024. The announcement sees the Dutch government conclude its consultation, initiated in December 2023 by outgoing Legal Protections Minister Franc Weerwind on new safeguards and preventative measures of the Remote Gambling Act (KOA Act).  The safeguards form part of a ‘new protective scheme’, in …

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Weerwind out of Dutch politics as new coalition takes charge of KOA reforms

SBC News Weerwind out of Dutch politics as new coalition takes charge of KOA reforms

The formation of a new four-party coalition government in the Netherlands has brought sweeping changes across government departments.   As expected the change sees Franc Weerwind removed from his position as Minister of Legal Protections, overseeing the regulatory reform of Dutch gambling under the laws of the Remote Gambling Act (KOA).  Engaged in six months of negotiations, the Party for Freedom …

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Dutch watchdog warns of burdensome pressures on KOA player limits

Franc Weerwind, Dutch Minister for Legal Protections

The Dutch government has been warned against implementing ‘playing limits’ as endorsed by Legal Protections’ Minister Franc Weerwind. The warning came from the Dutch Advisory Board on Regulatory Burden (ATR), an independent watchdog scrutinising “regulatory burdens” on business, consumers, and stakeholders in healthcare, education and public welfare. In February, Minister Weerwind launched a consultation on imposing playing limits as a …

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René Jansen warns of Dutch gambling’s unsettled online and land-based affairs 

SBC News René Jansen warns of Dutch gambling’s unsettled online and land-based affairs 

René Jansen, outgoing Chairman of Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands Gambling Authority, has highlighted the changing political sentiments and discord related to the governance of Dutch gambling. Observations were detailed by Jansen addressing delegates of the Casino Operations Summit in Amsterdam (23 to 25 April). Jansen, who will stand down as Chairman of KSA on 1 October, will be succeeded by …

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KSA pushes adoption of new Responsible Play policy back to June

SBC News KSA pushes adoption of new Responsible Play policy back to June

The Dutch Gambling Authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has announced that it will enforce the sector’s updated Responsible Play Policy Rules at a later date. In chronological order, the KSA launched a consultation in December 2023 asking relevant gambling stakeholders for their feedback on a list of changes to the rules, part of which refer to stricter duty of care policies for …

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NOGA: Minister Weerwind must keep cool against reformists irresponsible demands

Franc Weerwind, Dutch Minister for Legal Protections

NOGA, the Netherlands Online Gambling Association, has branded yesterday’s vote by the Kamer to support motions endorsing a ban on online gambling advertising and online slots as “thoughtless and irresponsible”. Yesterday, Dutch ministers approved by a narrow majority motions brought forward by the Socialist Party (SP) to ban online gambling advertising and introduce a further ban on high-risk games of …

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KOA on the ropes as reformists win motions to ban online slots and gambling advertising

SBC News KOA on the ropes as reformists win motions to ban online slots and gambling advertising

A vote taking place at the Kamer this afternoon saw Dutch MPs approve motions to ban online gambling advertising and implement a further ban on ‘high risk’ online casino games. Both motions were put forward by Socialist Party (SP) MP Michiel van Nispen, as part of the Kamer’s ongoing revision of the Remote Gambling Act (KOA Act), the legislative framework …

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KSA extends Loket Kansspel concession ahead of regulatory revisions

Peter-Paul de Goeij reappointed to NOGA leadership

The Dutch Gaming Authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has extended the concession of Human Assistance Network for Daily Support (HANDS) to run the country’s Loket Kansspel gambling helpline. Having already been the engine behind the problem gambling support service for a number of years now, HANDS will continue to offer players and those close to them assistance and guidance on gambling harm …

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