Tag Archives: Kansspelautoriteit (KSA)

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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37 Dutch firms targeted by KSA for illegally operating gaming machines

The Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch Gambling Authority (DGA), has taken action against 37 companies for operating gaming machines without the appropriate licences.  Following an investigation into 290 catering businesses which were offering gaming machines on their premises – chosen by a random sample – the KSA found that 37 firms were illegally maintaining the products.  All 37 operators were notified …

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KSA lambasts online operators for ‘insufficiently complying’ with AML requirements

The Dutch Gambling Authority, the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has criticised online gambling operators in the country for failure to meet the standards of the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act (Wwft). Issuing a warning to licence holders, the KSA stated that ‘various obligations are insufficiently complied with’, after conducting its own investigation and analysing Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) data.  Notably, …

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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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KSA issues autoplay warning to Dutch casino operators

Online casino operators in the Netherlands have been warned by the regulatory authority, the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), over the use of autoplay functionalities.  The reminder was issued after the KSA received a report from a player who was able to use autoplay on an online gambling machine with an unidentified operator; this practice is prohibited under Dutch law.  Customers using the …

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KSA maintains ZEbetting as Dutch racing’s totaliser monopoly

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling authority, has announced that ZEbetting & Gaming Nederland BV has been retained as the operating company of Dutch horseracing’s totalizer contract.  Last Autumn, KSA launched a tender for its totaliser contract that was due to expire on 30 June 2022. Updating stakeholders, KSA informed that ZEbetting’s monopoly licence had been extended for a further five …

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KSA Chairman: Channelling players to the legal industry requires advertising

The introduction of the Dutch online betting market on 1 October has proven to be a huge success in terms of revenues, but an extensive public discussion has emerged around gambling advertising.  As the Dutch Minister for Legal Protection prepares to implement new restrictions on the marketing of online betting and games of chances – with notable plans including the …

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Aspire Global finalises Dutch market entry with certifications

Aspire Global has obtained the required final certifications for its market entry into the Netherlands from the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch Gambling Authority. Under the terms of the licences, Aspire Global has secured permission to provide its B2B sports betting, casino and platform (PAM) services to operators in the expanding Dutch online gambling market. The company had already established a …

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UKGC issues reminder to operators on digital advertising responsibilities

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has cautioned operators with regards to responsibilities on digital advertising and third party affiliate marketers.  In particular, the regulator has underscored that betting firms’ digital adverts are not to be featured on websites providing ‘unauthorised access to copyrighted content’, whilst also detailing three core requirements with regards to these forms of marketing.  To avoid content …

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