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Netherlands opens consultation on KOA playing limits 

KSA to make player protection enhancement case to Dutch Justice Ministry

The Ministry of Justice and Security of the Netherlands has launched a consultation on applying ‘play limits’ as a mandatory requirement of the Remote Gambling Act (KOA Act). The consultation seeks insights and feedback on KOA protections endorsed by Legal Protection Minister, Franc Weerwind, who leads the Dutch government’s ongoing review of the KOA Act, which initiated the Netherlands’ regulated …

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Weerwind faces pressure to impose a universal loss limit on KOA operators

Franc Weerwind, Dutch Minister for Legal Protections

Further restrictions on online gambling are under discussion in the Netherlands, as the ChristianUnie (Christen Union) urges the Minister for Legal Protection, Franc Weerwind, to propose the addition of a ‘universal financial loss limit’ to the Remote Gambling Act (KOA Act). The proposal for imposing an “overarching loss limit” across all 27 KOA-licensed operators has the endorsement of CU Party …

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René Jansen to end KSA chairmanship in 2024

SBC News René Jansen to end KSA chairmanship in 2024

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has confirmed that René Jansen will not stand for reappointment as Chairman of the Netherlands gambling authority. This afternoon, KSA informed that Jansen, who’s tenure expires on 1 October 2024, “has chosen not to stand for reappointment because he will reach retirement age at the end of 2023.” KSA has alerted Franc Weerwind, Minister for Legal Protection, of …

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KSA scan showcases changed make-up of Dutch gambling 

KSA, Netherlands/Dutch gambling authority

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) the Gambling Authority of the Netherlands has published its ‘2022 Market Scan’ tracking the performance and regulated activities of the Dutch gambling market.  The report highlights KSA’s primary observation that the “opening of the online gambling market has had an impact on the land-based market, evident from current trends and data presented by the  Gambling Market Scan of …

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Dutch CDA seeks cross-party support to kill KOA Act

SBC News Dutch CDA seeks cross-party support to kill KOA Act

The failings of the Netherlands’ Remote Gambling Act (KOA Act) have been questioned once more, as Dutch parties’ campaign for the General Election on 22 November. As announced by the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA), the party will endorse a ‘private members bill’ to terminate the existence of the KOA Act. The CDA, which opposed the legalisation of Dutch online gambling …

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KSA to make player protection enhancement case to Dutch Justice Ministry

KSA to make player protection enhancement case to Dutch Justice Ministry

The Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch Gambling Authority, will recommend legislative and regulatory amendments around player protection to the Netherlands’ Ministry of Justice. A KSA investigation into operator ‘duty of care’ practices concluded this month with the authority judging that companies could ‘intervene more quickly and effectively’ in cases of excessive gambling by certain customers. In the regulator’s view, current operator …

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KSA issues warnings to enforce Dutch untargeted ad ban

KSA, Netherlands/Dutch gambling authority

Three licensed Dutch operators have been warned by the country’s gambling authority, the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), for breaching the untargeted advertising ban initiated earlier this year. Although not named by the regulator, the ‘various online operators’ have been cautioned for advertising their products and services via billboards and in bus shelters. This breaks the law implemented on 1 July which banned …

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Netherlands joins Belgium with 1 July betting ad clampdown

Netherlands joins Belgium with 1 July betting ad clampdown

The Dutch government has published the full draft of its ban on ‘untargeted’ advertising and recruitment by licensed betting companies in the Netherlands, setting a start date of 1 July. From this date, operators in the Netherlands will have to adhere to a much stricter advertising policy. Measures include a ban on televised advertisements and marketing in public places, such …

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Dutch legal minister confirms July ban on ‘untargeted adverts’

Franc Weerwind, Dutch Minister for Legal Protections

Dutch Minister of Legal Protections, Franc Weerwind, has confirmed that the long-delayed ban on ‘indiscriminate adverts’ promoting gambling will take effect no later than July 1, 2023.  Weerwind, who oversees Dutch gambling regulatory developments, made this statement in response to ministerial questions submitted to Kamer. The ban on untargeted advertising for high-risk games of chance was initially set to be …

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