Tag Archives: KSA

EA to allow FIFA ‘Pack Previews’ as scrutiny rises on loot box rewards  

EA Sports will allow players to preview all FIFA ‘Ultimate Team Packs’ (UT Packs) before being purchased. The games’ developer confirmed that it would launch a ‘preview pack’ update to its FIFA 21 games across all markets, allowing players to view items prior to being purchased with FIFA points and FUT Coins. UT Packs can be purchased via FUT Coins awarded …

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KSA ramps up enforcement actions against Curacao businesses 

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has amplified its enforcement actions taken against Curacao-based operators deemed to be unlawfully targeting Dutch consumers.     Last week, KSA launched back-to-back enforcement actions against Curacao-based operators, with a Dutch individual charged with helping unlicensed businesses operate illegal gambling services. Curacao-licensed operator Raging Rhino was fined €440,000 as KSA reported that its unlicensed LuckyDays.com …

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KSA and UKGC agree to collaborate on regulatory best practices

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has entered a ‘cooperation agreement’ with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).  The regulators will work together ‘to better support their respective supervisory tasks’ by sharing general information and exchanging regulatory best practices on enforcement policies and licensing. Updating Dutch stakeholders, KSA chairman René Jansen stated that the organisations shared common goals in combating …

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EveryMatrix: The Netherlands to become Europe’s freshest battleground  

The Netherlands has the potential to become Europe’s next breakout market for igaming and sports betting, according to EveryMatrix.   The technology supplier has published its ‘Gaming Market Report’ for the country – which will officially launch its regulated online gambling marketplace on 1 October under the mandate of the Kamer approved ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act). Maintaining a population …

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KSA begins affiliate sweep ahead of Dutch KOA launch 

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands Gambling Regulatory Authority, has sanctioned a ‘new round of action’ against websites promoting unlicensed operators deemed to be targeting Dutch consumers. The tougher monitoring of affiliate websites will be undertaken by KSA, as the regulator moves to officially launch the Netherlands regulated online gambling marketplace on 1 October under the mandate of the Kamer approved ‘Remote …

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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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