Tag Archives: KOA Regime

Winning Post: Appeasement on advertising helps nobody

Regulus Partners warns that early 2022 regulatory developments have set a dangerous precedent on the future of gambling advertising. Despite visible flaws across multiple jurisdictions, operators should defend their right to advertise rather than face the dire consequences of caving into regulatory appeasement… The New Year has opened with a number of threatened or delivered changes to gambling advertising. Gambling …

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KSA adopts new Safer Gambling message for Dutch online gambling  

Dutch KOA licensed online gambling operators have been ordered to adopt the new safer gambling tagline of – “What does gambling cost you? Stop on time. +18”.  Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulator, has informed licensed betting firms that the tagline must be visible across all websites, advertising and marketing campaigns as of 1 April 2022 (the deadline for enforcement).   …

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KSA grants 11th KOA licence to Jacks.nl

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) – the Netherlands gambling authority – has granted an online gambling licence to JOI Gaming Limited, which will become the 11th licensed incumbent of the KOA Regime.  JOI Gaming serves as the online gambling unit of JVH Gaming & Entertainment Group – the operator of 85 land-based Jack’s, Flamingo and Flash casino properties across the Netherlands. The KOA …

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KSA enforces toughest monitoring of unlicensed actors

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has stated that it is closely monitoring 25 unlicensed online gambling operators to ensure that they are not engaging with Dutch consumers.  The Netherlands Gambling Authority underlined that it had taken a new enforcement approach following October’s launch of the KOA Regime – bringing the Netherlands regulated online gambling marketplace into force. On 1 November, KSA announced that …

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Kindred outperforms seasonal lags as Q4 roadblocks loom

Kindred Group Plc maintains growth across all metrics, despite its sportsbook unit trading against post-EURO and COVID-19 ‘normalisation effects’.  Publishing its Q3 trading statement (period ending 30 September), Kindred registered group revenues of £298 million up 6% on corresponding 2020 results of £281 million. Revenue growth was attributed to the continued expansion of Kindred’s casino portfolio, which generated period gross …

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Kindred to wait for KOA licence at cost of £12m per month

Kindred Group has confirmed that it will temporarily cease its Dutch market activities choosing to abide with the KOA regime’s new ‘cooling-off’ command as its business awaits licensing approval.  The Stockholm-listed operator was not featured amongst the 10 operators granted licences by regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), launching the Netherlands KOA regime this morning. Kindred accepted the decision but urged KSA to …

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René Jansen: Only 10 operators qualify for first KOA licensing window 

 There will be 10 licensed operators to start in the Netherlands’ new KOA online gambling regime, which will officially open on Friday 1 October. The development was disclosed by René Jansen, chairman of Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) – the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority – who was speaking to delegates of the Gaming in Holland Conference.  The 10 applicants will be revealed by …

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KSA provides guidance on KOA information-sharing duties

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the gambling regulatory authority for the Netherlands, has launched a consultation providing guidance to operators in relation to ‘policy rules on information sharing duties’. Terms of the Remote Gambling Act (KOA Act) dictate that licensed holders are ‘obliged to report relevant changes, behaviour and events’ to the KSA as the governing authority of the Netherlands regulated online gambling …

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René Jansen to lead GREF’s collaborative forum

René Jansen, Chairman of Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has been appointed as the new Chairman of GREF – ‘The European Forum of Gaming Regulators’. The Dutch executive will serve as lead representative of the regulatory forum, which promotes collaboration and knowledge sharing between its 41 members working across 34 European gaming jurisdictions. Jansen will replace incumbent Jorn Stark, executive …

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