Tag Archives: Kansspelautoriteit

KSA hits Curaçao operator with €600K penalty

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has imposed fines totalling €600,000 on Curaçao-based operator Virtual Coin Gaming NV for ‘offering illegal games of chance’. Publishing its enforcement notice, KSA named Virtual Coin Gaming as the operating firm of unlicensed domains futgalaxy.nl and futgamer.net – websites deemed to be actively targeting Dutch consumers. The KSA was forced to take immediate …

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Dutch regulator begins testing of CRUKS self-exclusion scheme  

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, will begin live testing of ‘CRUKS’ – Dutch gambling’s national self-exclusion scheme next week.  Continuing its testing phase of key market technical provisions, KSA has called on all interested parties to trial the CRUKS system, which will be beta tested from 14 December. CRUKS is the KSA managed and controlled self-exclusion scheme tasked …

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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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KSA publishes KOA requirements for Dutch systems inspections

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has published its requirements for ‘systems inspections’ – a key procedure applied as a licensing condition of the ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act) to be launched on 1 March 2021. All prospective online gambling licensees must submit a ‘systems report’ to the KSA outlining which platform and software providers will be utilised to …

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Spelinspektionen inks MoU with Kansspelautoriteit

The Swedish Gambling Authority, Spelinspektionen, has enhanced its cooperation with its Netherlands counterpart after signing a memorandum of understanding with Kansspelautoriteit. The strengthened partnership has been designed to facilitate the ongoing exchange of information and streamline supervision between the two European regulators. René Jansen, Kansspelautoriteit’s chairman, stated that he is “delighted that agreements with international regulators are formalised and captured …

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KSA calls for gambling machines to be removed from family centres  

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling authority, has ruled that Dutch arcades will no longer service any machines based on ‘games of chance’ in a move to maintain and protect the family environments of arcade venues. The KSA enforcement has been supported by the Dutch arcade trade body ‘Family Entertainment Centers Nederland (FEC Nederland)’ which has written to members to endorse …

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Addiction expert Gert-Jan Meerkerk joins KSA senior policy team

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling authority, has confirmed the appointment of Dr Gert-Jan Meerkerk as its new senior research advisor on gambling addiction and compulsive behaviours.  Meerkerk is recognised as a figurehead in Dutch healthcare and public welfare, having led Rotterdam-based research unit IVO’s academic studies into addiction, treatment and recovery for the past 25 years.     Key IVO projects led …

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Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority

Dutch Gambling Authority Kansspelautoriteit and The Malta Gaming Authority have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance collaborative and aiding efforts. As part of the MoU, both entities will collaborate and aid each other by sharing each authorities best practices and information. The MoU will help in supporting its responsibilities at law, while also allowing both authorities to …

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Netherlands Remote Gambling Act submitted for EC review

Progressing on its regulated market schedule, the Dutch government has forwarded its Remote Gambling Act for review by the European Commission.  Despite covid interruptions, the Dutch government maintains that it will launch its new regulated gambling marketplace on 1 July 2021. Prior to market launch, Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) will open its first licensing window on 1 January 2021, …

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KSA draws up wishlist on casino games market surveillance

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the regulatory authority for the Netherlands, has published its ‘Market Vision’ document which outlines the core directives it seeks to establish for monitoring ‘games of chance’ in the interest of public safety. The KSA document sets out the regulator’s current structures related to market monitoring, how it has categorised games of chance and also how the regulator undertakes …

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