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KSA reissues warning on untargeted TV sponsorships

SBC News KSA reissues warning on untargeted TV sponsorships

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the gambling authority of the Netherlands, has reiterated its warning that all Dutch gambling advertising campaigns must comply with its rules on audience targeting. The warning follows KSA’s latest intervention where “a gambling operator made unfocused advertisements during a game show on television.” The infringing advertisement did not comply with the KOA market’s rules for sponsoring TV programs, …

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KSA updates AML guidelines with specific requirements on gambling addiction engagements

SBC News KSA updates AML guidelines with specific requirements on gambling addiction engagements

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Gambling Authority of the Netherlands, has published its updated guidelines to help licensed operators (land-based and online) uphold the laws of The Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing (Prevention) Act (WwFT). The legal framework of the WwFT has been applicable as Dutch law since 2008, with the underlying aim to “prevent the financial system from being used for …

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René Jansen: KOA has reached its logical point of market maturity

SBC News René Jansen: KOA has reached its logical point of market maturity

René Jansen, the outgoing Chairman of Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Gambling Authority of the Netherlands, has commented on the changing makeup and dynamics of Dutch gambling. As detailed by Jansen in his latest KSA blog post, “changes in permits” reflect the new landscape of Dutch gambling and its array of businesses competing for market share. In 2021, prior to the launch …

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KSA warns ISP providers to uphold KOA advertising rules 

SBC News KSA warns ISP providers to uphold KOA advertising rules 

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands Gambling Authority, has warned web hosting providers to ensure that they comply with the advertising laws of the Gambling Act (KOA Act), thereby protecting Dutch consumers from unlicensed online gambling. The warning follows KSA imposing two ‘binding instructions’ on ISP provider Cloudflare to terminate its services hosting the affiliate websites of Nederlandscasinos.net and Onlinecasinosspelen.com. The KSA …

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KSA funds six gambling addiction prevention projects

Peter-Paul de Goeij reappointed to NOGA leadership

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) the Netherlands Gambling Authority has announced that six projects have been awarded funding through the ZonMw Prevention of Gambling Addiction research programme. Considered vital to the development of Dutch government’s treatment, intervention and support of gambling addiction the projects will begin no later than February 2024 and are financed through the Addiction Prevention Fund, which is managed by the KSA. The programme will …

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René Jansen: KOA operators must embrace VPF and Loket protections 

SBC News René Jansen: KOA operators must embrace VPF and Loket protections 

René Jansen, outgoing Chairman of Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands Gambling Authority, has stood up for the tighter scrutiny of the Dutch online gambling market.    Jansen, who last week announced his inbound retirement as Chairman of KSA in January 2024, backed tougher regulatory demands on duty-of-care, record keeping and the monitoring of advertising campaigns. Writing a blog titled: “Gambling addiction: prevention …

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René Jansen to end KSA chairmanship in 2024

SBC News René Jansen to end KSA chairmanship in 2024

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has confirmed that René Jansen will not stand for reappointment as Chairman of the Netherlands gambling authority. This afternoon, KSA informed that Jansen, who’s tenure expires on 1 October 2024, “has chosen not to stand for reappointment because he will reach retirement age at the end of 2023.” KSA has alerted Franc Weerwind, Minister for Legal Protection, of …

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KSA scan showcases changed make-up of Dutch gambling 

KSA, Netherlands/Dutch gambling authority

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) the Gambling Authority of the Netherlands has published its ‘2022 Market Scan’ tracking the performance and regulated activities of the Dutch gambling market.  The report highlights KSA’s primary observation that the “opening of the online gambling market has had an impact on the land-based market, evident from current trends and data presented by the  Gambling Market Scan of …

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Netherlands Rapporteur recommends “Casino play limits like Germany”

Peter-Paul de Goeij reappointed to NOGA leadership

 The Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands has been recommended to introduce ‘mandatory playing limits’ on casino games by the National Rapporteur on Addictions (NRV). The recommendation on playing limits forms part of “22 opinions” submitted to the Ministry of Justice on “gambling limits, advertising and addiction prevention policies” by the national research agency’s ‘Gambling on Health – Advice Report’.  …

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KSA funds 3 public projects on risk & harms detection 

Peter-Paul de Goeij reappointed to NOGA leadership

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands’ gambling authority, has announced the funding of three new pilot projects to “raise awareness of problem gambling.” The Addiction Prevention Fund (VPF) will finance the development of these projects, which aim to educate the Dutch public on detecting gambling risks and intervening in addiction and related harms. Established in 2021, the VPF supports the launch of …

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