Tag Archives: René Jansen

Rene Jensen: KSA stands up for two principles to safeguard bettors

SBC News Rene Jensen: KSA stands up for two principles to safeguard bettors

Dutch gambling inspectors acted effectively in the eight months following the regulation of the online gaming market last year, the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has asserted.  Rene Jansen, Chairman of the KSA, offered a breakdown of the efforts the Dutch gambling authority has been making in its fight against black market operators and to safeguard bettors. The Chair acknowledged that illegal online …

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Netherlands to ban sports sponsorships and ‘untargeted advertising’ by 2025

SBC News Netherlands to ban sports sponsorships and ‘untargeted advertising’ by 2025

Franc Weerwind, the Dutch Minister for Legal Protection, has announced major reforms to betting advertising regulation in the Netherlands, according to local media.  Economy and business newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad (FD) reported that sports sponsorship for online games of chance along with ‘untargeted advertising’ of these will be prohibited as by the end of 2025.  Under the Minister’s plans, the …

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KSA: Govt intervention ‘the obvious choice’ if industry fails to self-regulate

SBC News KSA: Govt intervention ‘the obvious choice’ if industry fails to self-regulate

Public debate on the prevalence of gambling advertising in the Netherlands following last year’s re-regulation continues, as the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) regulator issued another update. Releasing a statement, Rene Jansen, Chairman of KSA – the Dutch Gambling Authority (DGA) – asserted that some operators in the country ‘look for the edges of the law’ with regards to marketing their products.  Firms …

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KSA warns affiliates to follow KOA advertising rules 

SBC News KSA warns affiliates to follow KOA advertising rules 

Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has written to ‘more than 50 affiliates’ warning them that KOA online gambling laws must be applied to their advertising activities.   The warning follows an investigation by KSA of affiliates used by licensed KOA operators to promote their online gambling services. The regulator notified affiliates that all campaigns targeting Dutch consumers must follow KOA regime …

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37 Dutch firms targeted by KSA for illegally operating gaming machines

SBC News 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

SBC News 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

SBC News 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

SBC News 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 

SBC News  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

SBC News 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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