Tag Archives: Kansspelautoriteit (KSA)

KSA tackles illegal lotteries through Facebook collaboration

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch Gaming Authority, has entered into a new partnership with Facebook to combat illegal gambling promotion or activities on the social media platform. Through the partnership, the KSA will report illegal online lotteries organised through the social media platform, known as ‘dipping’. The regulator stated that ‘for some time now’, it has received reports of illegal online …

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René Jansen: KSA will implement the strictest KOA licensing procedure 

René Jansen, Chairman of Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has stated that the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority will have the necessary resources to deal with an influx of applications seeking to join its new online gambling marketplace. Jansen made his statement, addressing delegates of the ‘Gaming in Holland’ conference on 22 September, underscoring that despite a three month delay in launching its licensing …

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AgeChecked: Compliance Spotlight – Dutch KSA not toying on age verification duties

To date, regulatory agencies have treated age verification as a standard yet static compliance discipline for online gambling. However, ID specialist AgeChecked believes that mandatory requirements may soon change as Dutch regulator KSA enforces deeper responsibilities on age verification processes and record-keeping – marked as a key licensing condition for any incumbent joining the Netherlands online gambling marketplace in 2021 …

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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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