Tag Archives: Kansspelautoriteit (KSA)

KSA report reveals age verification failings

The Dutch gambling regulator, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has reaffirmed its aim of preventing under-aged gamblers from accessing games of chance after warning operators to ensure age verification measures are being properly enforced. Publishing a survey which polled individuals aged between 16-30, the KSA analysed the differences in gambling behaviours between three distinct age groups: 16-17 year olds; 18-23 year olds and …

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KSA launches operator tender for problem gambling helpline

The Netherlands gambling regulator, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), will appoint an operator for its problem gambling helpline after launching its tender process. The service will offer gamblers access to treatment, advice and support via a website, chat service, email and telephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Under the Netherlands’ Remote Gaming Act, the KSA was tasked with running the …

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Dutch Justice Minister orders database clear-out

Netherlands Minister for Justice Sander Dekker stated that his department would enforce restrictions on the use of customer databases as the Dutch government adds final conditions to its approved ‘Remote Gaming Act’. Responding to parliamentary questions in a legal briefing, Dekker said that approved Dutch online gambling licensees would have to terminate all existing customer databases acquired prior to market …

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KSA outlines plans to tackle illegal games of chance

Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has outlined new proposals which would identify and tackle illegal land-based games of chance. The plans, which will come into force in 2020, will highlight the need to collaborate more local authorities across the Netherlands, having set targets to support authorities at least 50 times during the next 12 months – a marked increase on …

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Joint Dutch survey on addiction highlights problem gambling behaviours

An online survey carried out by the Dutch gambling authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), in collaboration with treatment foundation AGOG has found that half of its respondents spent more than €1,000 each month on gambling.  The joint survey considered the responses of 86 people who have signed up with AGOG, which organises weekly meetings for players at risk of problem gambling behaviours. In its …

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KSA sanctions Royal Panda and LeoVegas over online offering

Dutch gambling authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has sanctioned both Royal Panda and LeoVegas after the two operators were found to be offering games of chance to consumers within the country. The KSA emphasised that “online gambling is currently prohibited”, and subsequently handed Royal Panda a €400,000 while LeoVegas was issued with a fine of €350,000. The fines follow on from research …

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79 parties disclose interest in Dutch KSA licenses

The Netherlands gambling regulatory body Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has issued an ‘intermediate update’, detailing that ‘79 interested parties’ have approached its organisation detailing interest in securing KSA online gambling licenses. KSA opened its operator registration process on 5 June, as the regulator published its new long-term strategy towards establishing its long-awaited Remote Gambling Act. Led by new Chairman Rene Jansen, the …

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Dutch KSA sets out new long-term Remote Gambling Act strategy

Dutch gambling authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has set out its long-term strategy pertaining to the Remote Gambling Act that is set to come in to force, after a vote to accept implementation earlier this year came in excess of two and a half years after the bill was originally passed in its lower house. The regulator has laid out an initial target of the Remote Gambling Act …

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Onisac hit with €450,000 fine for breaching Dutch gaming law

Dutch gaming authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has continued its crackdown on non-compliant operators by issuing a €450,000 penalty to Gibraltar-based Onisac Limited, the company behind casino.com. The penalty was issued in two parts: a fine of €200,000 was issued by the KSA after Onisac was found to be offering online games of chance. The fine had subsequently been doubled due to this being a …

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Dutch KSA appoints ‘Security Pro’ Ronald Prins to lead advisory

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) the gambling regulatory authority for the Netherlands has confirmed the appointment of Ronald Prins as new Chairman of the KSA Advisory Board, succeeding incumbent Arthur Docters van Leeuwen. Established in 2014, the KSA Advisory Board assists the regulatory authority and wider stakeholders with advice and guidance on a number of disciplines, ranging from policy making, gambling standards, public …

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