Tag Archives: Kamer

KSA confirms June and October dates for Responsible Gaming Policy

KSA, Netherlands/Dutch gambling authority

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands Gambling Authority, has confirmed that it will implement its new Responsible Gaming Policy on June 3, with remaining duties on player interventions to be followed in October 2024. Earlier this month, KSA announced its decision to delay the amended policy from May 2024 to June 3, 2024. The delay occurred because the authority extended its ‘response …

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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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Netherlands opens consultation on KOA playing limits 

KSA to make player protection enhancement case to Dutch Justice Ministry

The Ministry of Justice and Security of the Netherlands has launched a consultation on applying ‘play limits’ as a mandatory requirement of the Remote Gambling Act (KOA Act). The consultation seeks insights and feedback on KOA protections endorsed by Legal Protection Minister, Franc Weerwind, who leads the Dutch government’s ongoing review of the KOA Act, which initiated the Netherlands’ regulated …

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Weerwind faces pressure to impose a universal loss limit on KOA operators

Franc Weerwind, Dutch Minister for Legal Protections

Further restrictions on online gambling are under discussion in the Netherlands, as the ChristianUnie (Christen Union) urges the Minister for Legal Protection, Franc Weerwind, to propose the addition of a ‘universal financial loss limit’ to the Remote Gambling Act (KOA Act). The proposal for imposing an “overarching loss limit” across all 27 KOA-licensed operators has the endorsement of CU Party …

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Belgium Addiction Centre tells Kamer to increase gambling age to 21

SBC News Belgium Addiction Centre tells Kamer to increase gambling age to 21

The Belgian Kamer (parliament) has been advised “to raise the minimum age for all gambling activities to 21 years” by VAD – The Flemish Experts Centre on Addiction. The public body recommended the age increase for gambling as one of nine new priorities presented to the government to enhance safeguards and controls against addiction related to drugs, alcohol, gaming, and …

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New Dutch gambling minister positive of initial KOA safeguards

Franc Weerwind, Dutch Minister for Legal Protections

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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SBC Leaders: Niels Onkenhout – ‘KOA playfield is yet to be settled’

SBC News SBC Leaders: Niels Onkenhout - ‘KOA playfield is yet to be settled’

Niels Onkenhout, Chief Executive of Nederlandse Loterij – the Netherlands state lottery – has stated that the legislative journey of the KOA Regime is nowhere near complete.  Speaking to Kelly Kehn, host of the SBC Leaders podcast, Onkenhout avowed that Dutch online gambling faces a critical period as to how the market will be reshaped by upcoming judgements. Of significance, …

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KSA publishes licensing trademark for Dutch online gambling 

KSA, Netherlands/Dutch gambling authority

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has revealed its ‘licensed trademark’ that operators must display across their digital portfolios as a duty of the ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act).  At present, KSA maintains its rescheduled timetable for the implementation of the KOA Act regime, with the regulatory agency launching Dutch online gambling’s licensing window on 1 April. Approved KOA …

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BGC enforces strictest Belgium gambling advertising code

SBC News BGC enforces strictest Belgium gambling advertising code

Belgium’s government has approved a further directive of CDV Minister (Christian Democrat) Koen Geens ‘gambling protection mandate’, which sanctions the Belgium Gaming Commission (BGC) to implement a tougher advertising code on licensed gambling operators. From 1 June, advertising of online casino services and gambling products will no longer be broadcast across Belgian TV networks. The measure forms part of Koen …

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Rene Jansen takes charge of KSA, as Kamer prepares for ‘crunch gambling review’

Rene Jansen KSA

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) the Netherlands national gambling regulator has confirmed the appointment of René Jansen as new Chairman. A seasoned Dutch policy veteran, Jansen will take charge of the KSA from 1 October, as the Kamer and advisory departments review new directives attached to the Netherlands pending revamp of its national gambling regulatory framework. Jansen who has previously acted as general …

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