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KSA reminds operators of role model ban ahead of implementation

The Dutch Gaming Authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has issued a reminder to operators active in the country’s marketplace of the immediate ban on ‘role models’ in marketing.  From 30 June onwards, Dutch market incumbents will be prohibited from using any public figures familiar with younger consumers in their marketing and advertising campaigns.  This will include footballers and other prominent sports stars, …

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René Jansen, KSA: Operator responsibility to be monitored closely

Operators active in the Dutch online betting market must ensure they maintain momentum on their responsibility duties, in order to avoid greater government intervention in the sector.  Publishing some thoughts in a blog post, Chair of the Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), René Jansen, observed that political patience on betting advertisements ‘is very limited’. Calls for further restrictions on Dutch …

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KSA launches investigation into gambling adverts impact on minors

The Dutch Gambling Authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has initiated an investigation into advertising by betting firms in the country that may be accessible by underage consumers.  Issuing an update, the KSA detailed that the research will consist of two parts – firstly, the authority will request information from licensed providers to confirm whether adverts have been sent to minors and young …

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Aspire Global finalises Dutch market entry with certifications

Aspire Global has obtained the required final certifications for its market entry into the Netherlands from the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch Gambling Authority. Under the terms of the licences, Aspire Global has secured permission to provide its B2B sports betting, casino and platform (PAM) services to operators in the expanding Dutch online gambling market. The company had already established a …

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888 regulated market efficiency clears German/Dutch hurdles

​​888 Holdings hails ‘another record breaking year’, as the FTSE250 gambling group publishes its pre-close trading statement ahead of its transformative enlargement with William Hill.     Of significance, expansion within regulated markets offset German regulatory challenges for 888, as the firm detailed that a strong performance in four key markets helped drive revenue by 14% in 2021. Updating investors, the company …

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Rene Jansen: KSA to enter ‘new phase in supervision’ in 2022

The launch of the Dutch online sports betting and gaming market was one of the biggest developments in the European sector last year, but as the vertical establishes itself there is still more to be done.  This is according to Rene Jansen, Chairman of the Netherlands gambling authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), who discussed the continued growth of the Dutch sector and …

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Dutch KSA penalises licensed operator for ‘misleading’ advertising

The Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch Gambling Authority, has issued its first sanction against operator licensed under the KOA Act for sports betting advertising breaches.  Accusing the unnamed company of using misleading advertising to promote its sports betting offering, the KSA statted that the firm had placed ‘so-called odds’ on a site containing news about football. By clicking on a quote …

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NOGA backs new ‘Avoid Regrets, Stop In Time 18+’ slogan for Dutch market

A new safer gambling slogan has been proposed for the Dutch betting and gaming market as the online rollout in the country continues, entitled ‘Avoid Regrets, Stop in Time 18+’. In recent months, the Netherlands’ Ministry of Justice and Safety has been working on the formulation of the current slogan, ‘Play Consciously, 18+), under the direction of the Trimbos Institute, …

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BtoBet: Over-regulation and opportunities in the European sports betting sector

Regulatory developments in the European sports betting gaming sector have created both hurdles and opportunities for the continent’s operators, as the UK and Germany implement restrictions while the Netherlands opens its doors. Publishing its latest report, ‘European Sportsbook Opportunities in an Increasingly Complex Scenario’, BtoBet highlighted the potentially lucrative market of the Netherlands – where football and other sports have …

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Entain maintains 2021 growth despite Deutsche and KOA drags

Entain Plc has continued to match its corporate growth against high expectations, with the FTSE100 gambling group citing progress on all 2021 corporate objectives. Publishing its Q3 trading update for the three month period ended 30 September, Entain recorded a 4% increase in group net gaming revenues when compared to Q3 2020 Registering a 10% increase in NGR for the …

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