Tag Archives: Kansspelautoriteit

Kindred launches Unibet in the Netherlands following KSA licence approval

Kindred Group has lauded its Dutch licence approval from Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) – the Netherlands Gambling Authority – as an ‘important part’ of the firm’s strategy to operate in locally licensed markets. As part of its gambling licence approval, Kindred will launch its flagship brand Unibet (Unibet.nl) into the Netherland’s regulated market. Anne-Jaap Snijders, Chief Commercial Officer, Kindred Group, stated: “We …

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 EA wins long-standing Loot Box drama against Dutch KSA 

Raad Van State – The Netherlands’ State Council – has overruled Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit’s (KSA) penalty of EA Games, which judged that ‘loot boxes’ offered by its FIFA football game could be classified as games of chance reward. FIFA Games had appealed a previous judgement sanctioned by a Hague Commercial Court that had sided with KSA’s original judgement that …

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KSA demands improvement on online advertising campaigns

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands Gambling Authority has warned KOA online gambling licensees to drastically improve the targeting of their online advertising campaigns.  This morning, the authority notified that it had sent warnings to all 11 KOA licence holders citing that ‘special attention must be paid’ to online campaigns to ensure that advertising messages are not seen ‘by vulnerable persons such …

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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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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 launches Dutch monopoly totaliser tender

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulator, has launched its application process for the stewardship of its monopoly horseracing totaliser licence.   The monopoly contract, which is currently maintained by French racing operator ZEturf, is set to expire on 30 June 2022. KSA new contract will cover a five year period from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2027, guaranteeing a single …

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EC rejects call to reform Expert Group on Gambling  

The European Commission (EC) will not support the re-establishment of an ‘Expert Group on Online Gambling’ – a cross member state collaborative body supported by 14 regulatory agencies. This morning, the Netherlands regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) published the EC’s response to a letter sent by KSA Chairman Rene Jansen on behalf of European regulators requesting to reinstate the group which had …

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KSA finalises legal duties on CRUKS self-exclusion

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has published its policy guidelines for ‘involuntary registration’ to CRUKS – Dutch gambling’s national self-exclusion scheme.  From 1 October, all KSA licensed online gambling operators are required to centralise their player databases with the CRUKS’ self-exclusion system as a legal requirement of the Netherlands new KOA Act regime regulating online gambling. KSA policies on …

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René Jansen to lead GREF’s collaborative forum

René Jansen, Chairman of Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has been appointed as the new Chairman of GREF – ‘The European Forum of Gaming Regulators’. The Dutch executive will serve as lead representative of the regulatory forum, which promotes collaboration and knowledge sharing between its 41 members working across 34 European gaming jurisdictions. Jansen will replace incumbent Jorn Stark, executive …

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KSA ramps up enforcement actions against Curacao businesses 

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has amplified its enforcement actions taken against Curacao-based operators deemed to be unlawfully targeting Dutch consumers.     Last week, KSA launched back-to-back enforcement actions against Curacao-based operators, with a Dutch individual charged with helping unlicensed businesses operate illegal gambling services. Curacao-licensed operator Raging Rhino was fined €440,000 as KSA reported that its unlicensed LuckyDays.com …

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