Tag Archives: KSA

KSA issues technical requirements on ‘CRUKS’ self-exclusion register 

The Dutch gambling regulatory authority, De Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has published its technical specifications and operator procedures relating to its national self-exclusion scheme. The Remote Gambling Act (KOA) stipulates that all licensed incumbents (digital and retail) must participate in the KSA’s ‘Central Register for Exclusion of Games of Chance’ (CRUKS).  The KSA will initially launch its CRUKS programme for land-based arcade …

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Martin Lycka: Gambling and its Dutchman’s curse

In the latest of a series of columns examining international gambling legislation, GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka retraces the industry’s arduous history with Dutch politics and policies…  _________________ The year was 1964. The Beatles dominated the charts, Sidney Poitier became the first Afro American actor to have won an Oscar and a Czechoslovak gymnast Vera Caslavska enchanted the world …

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KSA Chief monitors ‘Euro conduct’ ahead of Dutch licensing opening

Rene Jansen, Chairman of the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has warned industry leadership that operator conduct and behaviour will be judged as key conditions for licensing. Jansen made his remarks addressing an audience of legal executives at a gaming event hosted by Amsterdam law firm Kalff Katz & Franssen. 2019 saw the Dutch Kamer settle on the terms …

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Kindred warns of 2019 closing disruptions

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has revealed that its gross winning revenues for Q4 2019 have been hampered by both weak sports betting margins and the costs of its US expansion efforts. As confirmed in a pre-market update, Kindred explained that its expected revenues will be in the region of £235m for the final three months of 2019, marking a decrease …

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René Jansen sheds light on Dutch age verification framework

Chairman of the Dutch gaming authority Kansspelautoriteit, René Jansen, has emphasised that he believes the country’s Remote Gaming Act will be introduced on 1 January 2021 rather than the original target date of 1 July 2020. Speaking at a Gaming in Holland meeting in Amsterdam, Jansen shed some light on advertising and age verification framework which will come into play, …

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Dutch government delays market launch date to review secondary concerns

Plans to launch the regulated Netherlands online gambling marketplace have been delayed for a further six months to 1 June 2021. Dutch Justice Minister Sander Dekker confirmed the six-month delay to the Kamer (parliament) on Friday 15 November, with Netherlands gambling regulatory authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) informing industry stakeholders. The KSA said that the delay is related to a review of …

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Dutch KSA puts value on ‘reputation’ in 2020 licensing guidance

The Netherlands’ gambling regulatory authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has updated industry stakeholders on ‘provisional guidance’ related to its licensing process, which is scheduled to officially open from 1 July 2020. Preparing incumbents, the KSA details guidance on core requirements sanctioned by its upcoming licensing process, reminding operators that applications will cost €45,000 each with no refund granted should an operator fail to …

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IBIA & bet365 advise Dutch government to drop in-play limitations

A diverse range of betting stakeholders have advised the Dutch government not to restrict betting markets and instead implement sensible in-play wagering policies, as the Netherlands prepares to launch its regulated online gambling marketplace in 2021. Industry submissions have been made public as the Dutch government concludes its consultation on draft laws intended to govern remote gambling services. Seventeen industry …

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Dutch KSA fines Kindred €470K for breaching 1964 conditions

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has been fined €470,000 by the Netherlands Gambling Authority (KSA) in relation to breaching legislative terms set by the ‘1964 Gambling Act’. Kindred said that the Dutch KSA has sanctioned the penalty to Malta-based trading subsidiary Trannel International Ltd for accepting wagers from Dutch customers in violation of 1964 Gambling Act regulatory provisions. The European operator details …

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Dutch KSA publishes first guidelines on money laundering

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling authority, has published its first guidelines on preventing money laundering and the financing of criminal activities through gambling verticals. Though not ‘legally binding’, the provisions and best practices promoted by KSA have been developed to ‘comply with obligations’ established by the Netherlands ‘Wwft Prevention Act’. Maintaining the integrity of Dutch financial systems, all business stakeholders …

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