Tag Archives: Kansspelautoriteit

Kansspelautoriteit’s Henk Kessler confident of Dutch Gambling Act gaining approval

Speaking at last week’s ‘ESSA Sports Betting Integrity Conference’, the Vice Chairman of The Netherlands Gaming Authority (Kansspelautoriteit) Henk Kessler indicated that the battle to enforce a Gambling Act in his country could be nearing a conclusion. A new Dutch Gambling Act has been in debate since 2014 when the government submitted its initial mandate to the European Union. Following a number …

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Dutch KSA warns industry of tougher penalties & restrictions for ‘rogue’ operators

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), The Netherlands Gaming Authority has announced that it will step up its enforcement efforts against online gambling operators deemed to be illegally targeting and servicing national consumers. Issuing an industry warning, KSA Vice Chairman Henk HW Kesler stated that the authority would no longer tolerate ‘rogue’ operators offering illegal online betting and gambling services. KSA senior figures are …

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Dutch Lower House approves ‘Netherlands Online Gambling Bill’

Following nearly two years of parliamentary debate, the Dutch Lower House has today pushed through the ‘Netherlands Online Gambling Bill’ seeking to regulate and license industry services. Dutch industry stakeholders now expect the online gambling bill to be rubber-stamped by the Dutch Senate, with online gambling regulation set to be implemented by early 2017. The online gambling bill has navigated …

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KSA warns betting operators of Dutch advertising standards

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) the Netherlands’ gambling regulator has issued a new industry guidance regarding national advertising and marketing standards. KSA has warned international operators that Dutch media owners will only be allowed promote licensed gambling services to Dutch consumers. The regulator states that its advertising policy will be followed throughout all Dutch Media owner channels (print, digital, TV & radio). Planning …

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Dutch Democratic & Labour parties seek betting amendments

The Dutch Labour (PVdA) and Democratic People’s Parties (VVD) are reported to be seeking to restrict certain online betting activities in order to prevent match fixing and maintain integrity standards within national sports. The coalition parties are seeking to submit new wagering amendments to the proposed Dutch online gambling bill, with the aim of removing betting on “easy to manipulate” …

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Betsson AB steps back from Dutch promotions

European sports betting operator Betsson AB has confirmed to industry news source EGR Magazine that it has ceased certain affiliate activity in the Netherlands market. Betsson, which has Dutch-focused online casino brands Kroon and Oranje in its digital portfolio, informed EGR that it had ceased Dutch-language promotions in order to prevent any legal repercussions in the soon to be regulated …

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KSA toughens Dutch advertising code

As the Netherlands looks to implement its revised online gambling policy and framework with a view to open its market to licensed international operators, gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has moved to implement new advertising standards and practices. KSA has confirmed that it has reached an agreement with multiple Dutch media operators to restrict the advertising of illegal/unlicensed betting operators. KSA advertising …

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New Dutch Secretary DiJkhoff aims to push online gambling licensing forward

Klass DiJkhoff the newly placed Nederland’s Secretary of State Justice, has stated that he will ensure that the progression of online gambling licensing and regulation continues under his term. DiJkhoff appointment follows last months forced retirement of Fred Teeven, the creator of the Nederland’s online gambling bill. Teeven announced his retirement after being accused of misleading parliament over a 2001 …

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Kansspelautoriteit opens application process for Dutch igaming market

Kansspelautoriteit the gambling regulator for the Netherlands has opened its online gambling application process. Operators interested in servicing legal online gambling services to Dutch consumers, have been requested to apply via the Kansspelautoriteit website. The Dutch regulatory will begin to asses first applicants for a regulatory Dutch igaming market. All applicants will be kept informed of their process and any …

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Dutch Kansspelautoriteit issues Titanbet.com record €200,000 fine

Titanbet.com operator Imperial E-Club Ltd has been issued a €200,000 (£158,000) fine by Kansspelautoriteit the Dutch gaming authority, under the grounds that the operator has been actively targeting Dutch consumers illegally without a Dutch gaming licence. Kansspelautoriteit had issued the fine in February of this year, however Titanbet.com had attempted to gain an injunction from the Dutch federal courts in …

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