Tag Archives: KSA

KSA expands AML duties of the Dutch KOA Act

Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has added further amendments to the approved ‘Remote Gaming Act’ (KOA Act) as it moves to launch the country’s online gambling licensing window from 1 April 2021. KSA informed that it had approved ‘wwft guidelines’ to be added to the KOA Act – as a means to strengthen the legislation’s remit on the prevention of …

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KSA hits Curaçao operator with €600K penalty

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has imposed fines totalling €600,000 on Curaçao-based operator Virtual Coin Gaming NV for ‘offering illegal games of chance’. Publishing its enforcement notice, KSA named Virtual Coin Gaming as the operating firm of unlicensed domains futgalaxy.nl and futgamer.net – websites deemed to be actively targeting Dutch consumers. The KSA was forced to take immediate …

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EA prepares to block FIFA Ultimate Team mode amid loot box lawsuits

Electronic Arts (EA) is reviewing its European terms of play related to its ‘Ultimate Team’ mode of the popular FIFA video game series, aiming to avoid further regulatory disputes.   Games industry news sources report that the latest ‘FIFA patch’ features a code input that will allow developers to disable Ultimate Team in certain countries which hold conflicting gambling laws in …

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Dutch regulator begins testing of CRUKS self-exclusion scheme  

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, will begin live testing of ‘CRUKS’ – Dutch gambling’s national self-exclusion scheme next week.  Continuing its testing phase of key market technical provisions, KSA has called on all interested parties to trial the CRUKS system, which will be beta tested from 14 December. CRUKS is the KSA managed and controlled self-exclusion scheme tasked …

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KSA publishes KOA requirements for Dutch systems inspections

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has published its requirements for ‘systems inspections’ – a key procedure applied as a licensing condition of the ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act) to be launched on 1 March 2021. All prospective online gambling licensees must submit a ‘systems report’ to the KSA outlining which platform and software providers will be utilised to …

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KSA publishes draft documents and feasibility tests for KOA licensing 

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands’ regulatory authority for gambling, has published its draft documents of ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA) for licensing requirements, made available to all parties interested in joining the country’s regulated online gambling marketplace in 2021. Helping incumbents prepare for the launch of its licensing window on 1 March 2021, the KSA has released draft versions of ‘KOA Policy …

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EA stands ground as Dutch KSA wins ‘game packs’ judgement

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands’ regulatory authority for gambling, has re-issued a €5 million penalty alongside its ‘cease and desist’ order to Electronic Arts (EA) European subsidiaries.  The charge relates to a 2019 enforcement sanctioned by KSA on ‘Electronic Arts Inc’ and ‘EA Swiss Sàrl’ stating that the video games publisher had violated Dutch gambling laws offering ‘games of chance’ through …

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ANJ and KSA sign cooperation pact on market integrity issues

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ), French gambling’s new unified regulatory agency, has signed a ‘cross border cooperation agreement’ with Netherlands counterpart  Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) on issues related to market integrity. The agreement signed by ANJ Director-General Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin and KSA Chairman René Jansen will see the regulatory bodies share data and best practices in strategic areas related to money laundering, operator …

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KSA calls for gambling machines to be removed from family centres  

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling authority, has ruled that Dutch arcades will no longer service any machines based on ‘games of chance’ in a move to maintain and protect the family environments of arcade venues. The KSA enforcement has been supported by the Dutch arcade trade body ‘Family Entertainment Centers Nederland (FEC Nederland)’ which has written to members to endorse …

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René Jansen: KSA will implement the strictest KOA licensing procedure 

René Jansen, Chairman of Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has stated that the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority will have the necessary resources to deal with an influx of applications seeking to join its new online gambling marketplace. Jansen made his statement, addressing delegates of the ‘Gaming in Holland’ conference on 22 September, underscoring that despite a three month delay in launching its licensing …

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