Tag Archives: Kansspelautoriteit (KSA)

Marloes Kleinjan joins KSA Advisory Board with mental health focus

SBC News Marloes Kleinjan joins KSA Advisory Board with mental health focus

The Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch Gambling Authority, has named Dr Marloes Kleinjan as the latest addition to its Advisory Board, with a focus on mental health among young consumers. Kleinjan has experience in the academic study of risk behaviour and young people’s mental wellbeing, having been involved in studies into ‘interfaces between gaming and gambling’ as part of her wider …

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Netherlands online gambling advertising spend reaches €23m

SBC News Netherlands online gambling advertising spend reaches €23m

Rates of gambling advertising have increased significantly in the Netherlands since the launch of the online gambling market, with the total spend of the 11 licensed operators standing at €23 million. Local outlet de Volkskrant, after requesting information from television research agency Nielsen, reported that the highest advertising spend was recorded by the state-owned companies Holland Casino and Toto spent …

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Dutch KSA penalises licensed operator for ‘misleading’ advertising

SBC News Dutch KSA penalises licensed operator for 'misleading' advertising

The Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch Gambling Authority, has issued its first sanction against operator licensed under the KOA Act for sports betting advertising breaches.  Accusing the unnamed company of using misleading advertising to promote its sports betting offering, the KSA statted that the firm had placed ‘so-called odds’ on a site containing news about football. By clicking on a quote …

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KSA adopts new Safer Gambling message for Dutch online gambling  

SBC News KSA adopts new Safer Gambling message for Dutch online gambling  

Dutch KOA licensed online gambling operators have been ordered to adopt the new safer gambling tagline of – “What does gambling cost you? Stop on time. +18”.  Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulator, has informed licensed betting firms that the tagline must be visible across all websites, advertising and marketing campaigns as of 1 April 2022 (the deadline for enforcement).   …

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Dutch Minister states that online market is ‘larger than previously thought’

SBC News Dutch Minister states that online market is ‘larger than previously thought’

A recent letter to the Dutch House of Representatives has revealed two key updates on the current ‘state of affairs’ with regards to the Netherlands’ newly launched online gambling market. Reviewing the letter sent to the country’s parliamentarians last week by Sander Dekker, Minister for Legal Protection, Rene Jansen, KSA Chairman, asserted that a key ‘preliminary’ conclusion is that ‘the …

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KSA targets 15 affiliates for gambling advertising violations

SBC News KSA targets 15 affiliates for gambling advertising violations

The Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch Gambling Authority, has taken action against 15 advertisers, labelling the firms as ‘so-called affiliates’, for marketing illegal gambling products. A total of 22 investigations were conducted by the authority, which found that 15 websites had been advertising unlicensed online games of chance in violation of the terms of the KOA Gambling Act.  Of the 15 …

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KSA forms expert panel to oversee CRUKS self-exclusion conflicts 

SBC News KSA forms expert panel to oversee CRUKS self-exclusion conflicts 

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) – the Netherlands gambling authority – has announced the appointment of its panel of experts that will provide oversight on involuntary registrations submitted to CRUKS – the central self-exclusion registry.  The launch of the KOA Regime on 1 October saw the Netherlands regulate its online gambling marketplace. As a compliance command of the KOA Regime, all licensed operators …

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KSA enforces toughest monitoring of unlicensed actors

SBC News KSA enforces toughest monitoring of unlicensed actors

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has stated that it is closely monitoring 25 unlicensed online gambling operators to ensure that they are not engaging with Dutch consumers.  The Netherlands Gambling Authority underlined that it had taken a new enforcement approach following October’s launch of the KOA Regime – bringing the Netherlands regulated online gambling marketplace into force. On 1 November, KSA announced that …

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LeoVegas performance in key markets offsets regulatory hurdles

SBC News LeoVegas performance in key markets offsets regulatory hurdles

Successes in Italy, Sweden, Spain and Canada have helped LeoVegas to navigate a difficult year, with German and Dutch regulatory changes in particular posing major challenges. Updating stakeholders in its Q3 trading update, the Nasdaq-listed gambling group detailed that its total revenue had increased by 12% to €99.4 million (2020: €88.9m), while EBITDA stood at €11.5 million (2020: €11.9m) – …

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Euro market adjustments see Betsson anticipate a tougher 2021 landing

SBC News Euro market adjustments see Betsson anticipate a tougher 2021 landing

Betsson AB has maintained confidence in its sports betting operations, with revenue in the sector offsetting a decline in casino, whilst also lauding its acquisitions strategy but acknowledging hurdles in the newly regulated Dutch market. Publishing its Q3 trading update, the Nasdaq Stockholm registered group reported overall revenue of SEK 1,733.3 million, representing a 3% increase on the corresponding quarter …

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