Tag Archives: Franc Weerwind

KSA: Govt intervention ‘the obvious choice’ if industry fails to self-regulate

Public debate on the prevalence of gambling advertising in the Netherlands following last year’s re-regulation continues, as the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) regulator issued another update. Releasing a statement, Rene Jansen, Chairman of KSA – the Dutch Gambling Authority (DGA) – asserted that some operators in the country ‘look for the edges of the law’ with regards to marketing their products.  Firms …

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KSA reminds operators of role model ban ahead of implementation

The Dutch Gaming Authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has issued a reminder to operators active in the country’s marketplace of the immediate ban on ‘role models’ in marketing.  From 30 June onwards, Dutch market incumbents will be prohibited from using any public figures familiar with younger consumers in their marketing and advertising campaigns.  This will include footballers and other prominent sports stars, …

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New Dutch gambling minister positive of initial KOA safeguards

New Dutch Justice Minister, Franc Weerwind has cited caution in how the government should approach its next phase of gambling reforms, in light of the KOA Regime launching last October regulating the Netherlands online gambling marketplace. Weerwind is charged with overseeing Dutch gambling’s regulatory policy, having replaced former incumbent Sander Dekker at the start of the year, following a senior …

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René Jansen, KSA: Operator responsibility to be monitored closely

Operators active in the Dutch online betting market must ensure they maintain momentum on their responsibility duties, in order to avoid greater government intervention in the sector.  Publishing some thoughts in a blog post, Chair of the Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), René Jansen, observed that political patience on betting advertisements ‘is very limited’. Calls for further restrictions on Dutch …

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KSA launches investigation into gambling adverts impact on minors

The Dutch Gambling Authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has initiated an investigation into advertising by betting firms in the country that may be accessible by underage consumers.  Issuing an update, the KSA detailed that the research will consist of two parts – firstly, the authority will request information from licensed providers to confirm whether adverts have been sent to minors and young …

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Dutch legal protection Minister envisions “sharp, clear standards” on betting ads

As the legislative and public debate around gambling advertising in the newly regulated Dutch market continues, the Minister for Legal Protection has provided an insight into what can be expected.  Conducting an interview with Netherlands financial news outlet FD.nl, Minister for Legal Protection Franc Weerwind of the D66 political party outlined that there will be “sharp, clear standards” on the …

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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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