Tag Archives: Kansspelautoriteit

Winning Post – Turbulence ahead for The Netherlands?

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners examines a week full of regulatory warnings in the Netherlands, further political disruption in the UK, and gaming reform in Ireland. Netherlands: online regulation – orange warning signals? The implementation of the Netherlands Remote Gaming Act faced more parliamentary scrutiny this week, with a theme of questioning from the Justice and Security Committee being ensuring …

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Dutch KSA puts value on ‘reputation’ in 2020 licensing guidance

The Netherlands’ gambling regulatory authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has updated industry stakeholders on ‘provisional guidance’ related to its licensing process, which is scheduled to officially open from 1 July 2020. Preparing incumbents, the KSA details guidance on core requirements sanctioned by its upcoming licensing process, reminding operators that applications will cost €45,000 each with no refund granted should an operator fail to …

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PSV Eindhoven launches fan consultation on gambling partnerships

PSV Eindhoven has called upon its season-ticket holders to offer feedback on the potential for future commercial partnerships between the team and an online gambling company. Dutch newspaper Eindhovens Dagblad has confirmed that the football club had sent out letters to its fans requesting their views on gambling promotions, with a potential deal estimated to be worth between €1m (£900,000/$1.1m) …

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Dutch KSA publishes first guidelines on money laundering

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling authority, has published its first guidelines on preventing money laundering and the financing of criminal activities through gambling verticals. Though not ‘legally binding’, the provisions and best practices promoted by KSA have been developed to ‘comply with obligations’ established by the Netherlands ‘Wwft Prevention Act’. Maintaining the integrity of Dutch financial systems, all business stakeholders …

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Gambling scam ongoing in the Netherlands, regulator warns

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has released information pertaining to the reported ongoing scam in the country, in which scammers are looking to reclaim non-existent gambling debts from consumers. Lootsma and Partners, Bailiff Smits and Co and Inter Payment Service have all been named by the ACM as the collection agencies that form part of the scam, …

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Dutch senate passes Remote Gaming Act after years in limbo

Two and a half years after the original bill was passed in its House of Representatives, the Dutch Senate has finally passed its Remote Gaming Act, paving the way for igaming regulation across the Netherlands.  With the aim of addressing the unregulated online gambling market for Dutch consumers, the new legislative framework will be integrated into law through a Royal …

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Rene Jansen takes charge of KSA, as Kamer prepares for ‘crunch gambling review’

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) the Netherlands national gambling regulator has confirmed the appointment of René Jansen as new Chairman. A seasoned Dutch policy veteran, Jansen will take charge of the KSA from 1 October, as the Kamer and advisory departments review new directives attached to the Netherlands pending revamp of its national gambling regulatory framework. Jansen who has previously acted as general …

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Dutch VVD pushes for forward motion on Dutch Remote Gambling

Industry stakeholders await news as to whether the Dutch Kamer (Parliament) will proceed with reviewing new amendments attached to the Netherlands’ long-awaited Remote Gambling Bill. 2018 has proved to be yet another year of delays and obstructions with regards to legalising Dutch online gambling services, as the Remote Bill enters its second year in standstill motion. Last June, Sander Dekker …

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Dutch Kansspelautoriteit scales up monitoring of World Cup advertising

Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit, has confirmed that it will significantly increase its monitoring of remote betting operators’ marketing and advertising practices during World Cup 2018. Warning foreign operators, Kansspelautoriteit stated that it will severely fine unlicensed betting firms deemed to be illegally targeting Dutch national consumers. Furthermore, the regulatory body seeks to eradicate bookmaker advertising which may be visible to …

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Lotto monopoly questioned in The Netherlands

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Monopolies on sports betting and lottery scratch cards are to remain in The Netherlands, but The Council of the State, the nation’s highest administrative court, has ordered a rethink of its lottery monopoly. Following an appeal by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), alongside international gambling firms Unibet, Betclic and Betfair, the council ruled that the existence of only …

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