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

SBC News 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

SBC News 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

SBC News 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 

SBC News 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

SBC News 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

SBC News 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

SBC News 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

SBC News 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  

SBC News 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

SBC News 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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