Tag Archives: René Jansen

37 Dutch firms targeted by KSA for illegally operating gaming machines

The Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch Gambling Authority (DGA), has taken action against 37 companies for operating gaming machines without the appropriate licences.  Following an investigation into 290 catering businesses which were offering gaming machines on their premises – chosen by a random sample – the KSA found that 37 firms were illegally maintaining the products.  All 37 operators were notified …

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René Jansen, KSA: Operator responsibility to be monitored closely

Operators active in the Dutch online betting market must ensure they maintain momentum on their responsibility duties, in order to avoid greater government intervention in the sector.  Publishing some thoughts in a blog post, Chair of the Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), René Jansen, observed that political patience on betting advertisements ‘is very limited’. Calls for further restrictions on Dutch …

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KSA launches investigation into gambling adverts impact on minors

The Dutch Gambling Authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has initiated an investigation into advertising by betting firms in the country that may be accessible by underage consumers.  Issuing an update, the KSA detailed that the research will consist of two parts – firstly, the authority will request information from licensed providers to confirm whether adverts have been sent to minors and young …

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KSA Chairman: Channelling players to the legal industry requires advertising

The introduction of the Dutch online betting market on 1 October has proven to be a huge success in terms of revenues, but an extensive public discussion has emerged around gambling advertising.  As the Dutch Minister for Legal Protection prepares to implement new restrictions on the marketing of online betting and games of chances – with notable plans including the …

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 EA wins long-standing Loot Box drama against Dutch KSA 

Raad Van State – The Netherlands’ State Council – has overruled Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit’s (KSA) penalty of EA Games, which judged that ‘loot boxes’ offered by its FIFA football game could be classified as games of chance reward. FIFA Games had appealed a previous judgement sanctioned by a Hague Commercial Court that had sided with KSA’s original judgement that …

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KSA retires Dutch Cooling-Off command

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling authority, has confirmed that its ‘Cooling-Off’ command will expire as of Friday 1 April 2022.  The Cooling-Off command was enforced by KSA as a pre-licensing condition to safeguard the launch of the KOA Regime on October 1 2021, which saw the Netherlands establish its regulated online gambling marketplace. Spanning a period of two years and …

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Maxima Compliance enhances commitment to Dutch market with local office launch

Recognising a need for a ‘strong handle on compliance requirements’ in the Dutch online gambling market, Maxima Compliance has opened an office in the Netherlands to enhance its local offering.  By further establishing its presence in the Netherlands via the new local centre, Maxima intends to offer its suite of technical and regulatory compliance services to regional gaming companies, adopting …

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Rene Jansen: KSA to enter ‘new phase in supervision’ in 2022

The launch of the Dutch online sports betting and gaming market was one of the biggest developments in the European sector last year, but as the vertical establishes itself there is still more to be done.  This is according to Rene Jansen, Chairman of the Netherlands gambling authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), who discussed the continued growth of the Dutch sector and …

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Dutch Minister states that online market is ‘larger than previously thought’

A recent letter to the Dutch House of Representatives has revealed two key updates on the current ‘state of affairs’ with regards to the Netherlands’ newly launched online gambling market. Reviewing the letter sent to the country’s parliamentarians last week by Sander Dekker, Minister for Legal Protection, Rene Jansen, KSA Chairman, asserted that a key ‘preliminary’ conclusion is that ‘the …

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KSA grants 11th KOA licence to Jacks.nl

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) – the Netherlands gambling authority – has granted an online gambling licence to JOI Gaming Limited, which will become the 11th licensed incumbent of the KOA Regime.  JOI Gaming serves as the online gambling unit of JVH Gaming & Entertainment Group – the operator of 85 land-based Jack’s, Flamingo and Flash casino properties across the Netherlands. The KOA …

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