Tag Archives: Kansspelautoriteit (KSA)

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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Betsson deepens geographic diversification with two Dutch acquisitions


In an update to shareholders, Betsson Group has revealed two new acquisitions aimed at strengthening the operator’s presence in the Dutch market.  The first company that is now under the wing of Betsson is Holland Gaming Technology Ltd, which holds a Dutch casino games licence and operates the goldruncasino.nl and goldruncasino.com domains.  Holland Power Gaming B.V. is the second – …

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KSA doubles down on loss-based cashback bonus restrictions

SBC News KSA doubles down on loss-based cashback bonus restrictions

A nationwide study of the Dutch market by the Netherlands’ gaming authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has revealed that some operators offer cashback bonuses in conflict with the Dutch Gambling Act (Wok).  Well-known in the online casino sector, loss-based cashback bonuses allow players to get part of their losses back after spending a certain amount. In the Netherlands, the gambling framework has …

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KSA and ACM tighten belt around consumer protection in the Netherlands

SBC News KSA and ACM tighten belt around consumer protection in the Netherlands

A public statement by the Dutch Gaming Authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has revealed that the regulator has renewed its collaborative project with the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM).  Both organisations exhibit shared values and responsibilities towards consumer protection, and it is understood that the renewed cooperation agreement will increase their mutual efficiency to strengthen the Dutch market in the …

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KSA buttons up to fight match-fixing in Dutch sports

SBC News KSA buttons up to fight match-fixing in Dutch sports

The Dutch sports betting market has been placed under surveillance by the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the country’s gaming authority, to root out potential match-fixing in amateur sports competitions.  According to the national legislation on sports betting, “gambling providers who offer betting on sports competitions are not allowed to do so for just every match”.  This is why a number of providers …

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KSA fines BetCity.nl €3m for slack AML measures

KSA, Netherlands/Dutch gambling authority

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the gambling authority of the Netherlands, has imposed a €3 million penalty on BetEnt NV, the operating company of BetCity.nl. The penalty relates to BetCity.nl’s failure to comply with the rules of the Netherlands Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Prevention Act (Wwft). A subsidiary of Entain Plc, BetEnt was warned by KSA of shortcomings in AML compliance in …

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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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GoldWin subject to second KSA unlicensed operator fine this week

Betent becomes second firm fined by KSA after Kassa TV investigation

The Netherlands’ Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) gambling regulator has issued its second fine of this week against GoldWin Limited for operating the westcasino.com site without a licence. GoldWin has been hit with a charge of €6.8m for offering ‘games of chance’ in the Netherlands without a KSA-issued gambling licence, in violation of the KOA Act which has been governing the country’s betting …

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KSA intervenes against three operators to uphold untargeted ad ban

ComplianceOne steps up Dutch efforts with NOGA membership

The Dutch Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the country’s gambling regulator, has conducted successful interventions against three unnamed operators for violating the untargeted advertising ban. In effect since 1 July 2023, the advertising law prevents operators from pursuing a range of marketing techniques deemed to be ‘untargeted’ – meaning that such methods cannot be directed towards people aged 25 and over. Operators are …

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KSA scan showcases changed make-up of Dutch gambling 

KSA, Netherlands/Dutch gambling authority

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) the Gambling Authority of the Netherlands has published its ‘2022 Market Scan’ tracking the performance and regulated activities of the Dutch gambling market.  The report highlights KSA’s primary observation that the “opening of the online gambling market has had an impact on the land-based market, evident from current trends and data presented by the  Gambling Market Scan of …

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