Tag Archives: netherlands

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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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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Addiction expert Gert-Jan Meerkerk joins KSA senior policy team

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling authority, has confirmed the appointment of Dr Gert-Jan Meerkerk as its new senior research advisor on gambling addiction and compulsive behaviours.  Meerkerk is recognised as a figurehead in Dutch healthcare and public welfare, having led Rotterdam-based research unit IVO’s academic studies into addiction, treatment and recovery for the past 25 years.     Key IVO projects led …

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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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AgeChecked: Compliance Spotlight – Dutch KSA not toying on age verification duties

To date, regulatory agencies have treated age verification as a standard yet static compliance discipline for online gambling. However, ID specialist AgeChecked believes that mandatory requirements may soon change as Dutch regulator KSA enforces deeper responsibilities on age verification processes and record-keeping – marked as a key licensing condition for any incumbent joining the Netherlands online gambling marketplace in 2021 …

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Martin Lycka – Torn souls of the great regulatory game

GVC Holdings’ Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka offers an insight into the lives of the gambling industry’s regulatory experts.  _________  ‘Hic sunt leones’ –  here are lions, is a phrase used in times gone by to denote unknown territories on maps. At the time of its first visionaries, there would have been no easier task than drawing a regulatory …

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TOTO offers ‘sleeve support’ for distressed Eredivisie clubs 

TOTO, the Netherlands monopoly licensed sportsbook and football pools operator has undertaken a spree of football partnerships, as the Dutch Eredivisie prepares for its October restart following the cancellation of season 2019/2020.  Under lockdown, TOTO the sportsbook property of Dutch national lottery operator Nederlandse Loterij has secured nine Eredivisie partnerships – as the monopoly bookmaker becomes the official sleeve sponsor …

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Netherlands Remote Gambling Act submitted for EC review

Progressing on its regulated market schedule, the Dutch government has forwarded its Remote Gambling Act for review by the European Commission.  Despite covid interruptions, the Dutch government maintains that it will launch its new regulated gambling marketplace on 1 July 2021. Prior to market launch, Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) will open its first licensing window on 1 January 2021, …

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KSA draws up wishlist on casino games market surveillance

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the regulatory authority for the Netherlands, has published its ‘Market Vision’ document which outlines the core directives it seeks to establish for monitoring ‘games of chance’ in the interest of public safety. The KSA document sets out the regulator’s current structures related to market monitoring, how it has categorised games of chance and also how the regulator undertakes …

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Dutch CoS backs Betfair’s objections to totalisator allocation procedure

The Dutch Council of State (CoS) has upheld an appeal submitted by Betfair and Unibet which claims that the allocation procedure carried out by the Netherlands Gambling Authority (NGA) did not give other parties ‘a fair chance’ of obtaining a totalisator licence.  Under Article 24 of the Betting and Gambling Act, the NGA is permitted to grant one totalisator licence, …

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