Tag Archives: Kansspelautoriteit

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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Betting on Football gets up to speed with the Dutch gaming market

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Gaming in Holland will provide expert insight into the opportunities and challenges in the Dutch market, as the country works towards opening its market for licensed online gambling. Held on Tuesday 20 March, the registration and networking day for Betting on Football at Stamford Bridge (20-23 March), the session will feature presentations by distinguished gaming lawyer Justin Franssen and Gaming …

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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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