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KSA updates AML guidelines with specific requirements on gambling addiction engagements

SBC News KSA updates AML guidelines with specific requirements on gambling addiction engagements

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Gambling Authority of the Netherlands, has published its updated guidelines to help licensed operators (land-based and online) uphold the laws of The Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing (Prevention) Act (WwFT). The legal framework of the WwFT has been applicable as Dutch law since 2008, with the underlying aim to “prevent the financial system from being used for …

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KSA demands greater technical powers to improve market surveillance  

KSA, Netherlands/Dutch gambling authority

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands Gambling Authority, has issued an ‘urgent appeal’ to Dutch Minister for Legal Protections, Franc Weerwind, to amend the Remote Gambling Act (KOA) supervisory technicalities. Weerwind, who is currently charged with the evaluation of the Remote Gambling Act (KOA) in 2024, has been asked to modify the Law to allow KSA “to have access to false identity …

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KSA fines Bingoal €400,000 for email ads to young adults

SBC News KSA fines Bingoal €400,000 for email ads to young adults

The Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands’ gambling regulator, has imposed a fine on Bingoal Nederland BV for adverts aimed at young adults. The authority has revealed a figure of €400,000 for the fine after Bingoal aimed its ads at audiences of ages 18-24 years, which is prohibited in the country. Dutch laws around betting advertising state that marketing must be ‘targeted’ …

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BetCity becomes second firm fined by KSA after Kassa TV investigation

Betent becomes second firm fined by KSA after Kassa TV investigation

The Dutch Gaming Authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has completed its latest enforcement action, issuing a €400,000 fine against BetEnt, operator of BetCity.nl. Betent has found itself to be the latest firm to fall under the KSA’s scopes for advertising infractions. The regulator has accused the firm of ‘targeting’ young adults between 18-23 years old with advertisements. Notably, the fine is the …

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Anita Vegter to serve as Chair of Dutch Gambling Advisory 

SBC News Anita Vegter to serve as Chair of Dutch Gambling Advisory 

The Netherlands Gambling Authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has announced that Anita Vegter will serve as the new Chair of its Advisory Board. A senior judge of the Court of Amsterdam, Vegter has replaced Ronald Prins as Chair of the Advisory Board, which oversees KSA management of the Dutch gambling market. The Advisory Board has served as a council to KSA since …

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KSA highlights duty-of-care concerns in 2022 report

Rene Jansen KSA

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands Gambling Authority, has published its ‘Annual Report’ for 2022, which evaluates the regulatory management and policy directives of the first full year of the KOA market.  The report noted: “The Remote Gambling Act (KOA) came into force on 1 April 2021. From that moment on, parties could submit an application for an online gambling license. Six …

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KSA calls for 2023 improvements on data and duty-of-care standards 

Rene Jansen KSA

Dutch licence holders have been warned that they must ensure all efforts to maintain ‘safe play and safe environments’ for consumers in 2023.  The warning was delivered as the headline message of the Kansspelautoriteit’s (KSA), the Dutch Gambling Authority, ‘2023 Supervisory Agenda’. As regulatory supervisor, the KSA maintains the three principal objectives of its ‘2020-2024 Strategy’ to ‘protect and inform …

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Dutch KSA cracks down on operators “pushing the boundaries” on World Cup advertising

SBC News Dutch KSA cracks down on operators “pushing the boundaries” on World Cup advertising

The Dutch gambling regulator, Kansspelautoriteit(KSA), will be “extra alert” throughout the remainder of the World Cup after recently speaking with two providers over an advert during a game that said people could create a pool on the tournament. The regulator underlined its views that the rules on games of chance are clear, but this latest issue showed that “providers of …

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TonyBet enters Dutch digital ecosystem via Koa licence

SBC News TonyBet enters Dutch digital ecosystem via Koa licence

The Dutch Gaming Authority, Kansspelautoriteit, has granted TonyBet a license, as the operator continues its European venture. Offering games of chance in the context of the Remote Gambling Act (Koa), TonyBet is looking to follow-up an array of European and North American via this latest certification. The news follows a number of recent developments disclosed by the group, as well …

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KSA warns Dutch NPL of breaching celebrity endorsement rules 

SBC News KSA warns Dutch NPL of breaching celebrity endorsement rules 

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands Gambling Authority, has issued a warning to Nationale Postcode Loterij (NPL), the Dutch Postcode Lottery, for breaching the advertising rules of the KOA regime. The warning concerns an NPL campaign which featured a ‘well-known celebrity’ to promote a ‘Deal or No Deal’ themed lottery game on TV and online media. The use of a celebrity contravenes …

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