Tag Archives: KSA

KSA begins its close inspection of 28 Dutch KOA applicants

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has disclosed that it has so far received 28 individual operator applications to join Dutch gambling’s new regulated online gambling marketplace, due to officially commence from 1 October 2021. The KSA made its announcement providing an update on its licensing window, which was launched on 1 April, bringing the Kamer’s formally approved ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act) mandate …

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KOA licensing window launch hit by a slight delay

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulator, has delayed the opening of the ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act) licensing window, which was scheduled to launch this morning. Updating incumbents, the KSA posted a message on its website stating that its digital portal for KOA applications had registered a flaw during final testing.  The KSA maintains that it will issue a 1 …

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KSA reminds applicants of Dutch duties ahead of opening KOA licensing window

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has published its ‘2020 Annual Report’, detailing the new standards and laws which will radically overhaul the Dutch online gambling market with the implementation of the ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act) regime during 2021. Moving to launch the KOA Act’s licensing window on Thursday 1 April, KSA revealed that it has received a total of 40 licence applications …

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KSA reveals agencies to manage Dutch problem gambling care duties

Dutch gambling regulatory body Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has appointed the three bodies which will operate its gambling harm prevention and addiction support services across the Netherlands under the mandate of the ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act).  With the KOA Act set to launch its licensing window on 1 April, KSA reveals its partner organisations responsible for operating gambling treatment support services …

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KSA and BGC form Benelux collaborative agreement

A Benelux collaborative agreement has been formed by the Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) and Belgium’s Gaming Commission Kansspelcommissie (BGC).  Both agencies have agreed to share insights, data, knowledge and best practices to strengthen their regulatory and market monitoring capacities.  Furthermore, KSA and BGC management teams will collaborate in tackling shared threats on market integrity, AML and the prevention of …

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KSA publishes licensing trademark for Dutch online gambling 

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has revealed its ‘licensed trademark’ that operators must display across their digital portfolios as a duty of the ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act).  At present, KSA maintains its rescheduled timetable for the implementation of the KOA Act regime, with the regulatory agency launching Dutch online gambling’s licensing window on 1 April. Approved KOA …

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Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin: Market sustainability is ANJ’s first unified goal

In 2021, industry eyes have shifted to French market developments, where top legal scholar Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin serves as the first leader of new regulatory agency L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ). Speaking exclusively to SBC, Falque-Pierrotin shares ANJ’s objectives to develop a ‘unified era’ for French gambling by modernising its laws whilst balancing enterprise needs with social responsibility duties… Can the ANJ deliver …

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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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