Tag Archives: René Jansen

KSA reissues warning on untargeted TV sponsorships

SBC News KSA reissues warning on untargeted TV sponsorships

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the gambling authority of the Netherlands, has reiterated its warning that all Dutch gambling advertising campaigns must comply with its rules on audience targeting. The warning follows KSA’s latest intervention where “a gambling operator made unfocused advertisements during a game show on television.” The infringing advertisement did not comply with the KOA market’s rules for sponsoring TV programs, …

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René Jansen: KOA has reached its logical point of market maturity

SBC News René Jansen: KOA has reached its logical point of market maturity

René Jansen, the outgoing Chairman of Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Gambling Authority of the Netherlands, has commented on the changing makeup and dynamics of Dutch gambling. As detailed by Jansen in his latest KSA blog post, “changes in permits” reflect the new landscape of Dutch gambling and its array of businesses competing for market share. In 2021, prior to the launch …

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KSA fines BetCity.nl €3m for slack AML measures

KSA, Netherlands/Dutch gambling authority

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the gambling authority of the Netherlands, has imposed a €3 million penalty on BetEnt NV, the operating company of BetCity.nl. The penalty relates to BetCity.nl’s failure to comply with the rules of the Netherlands Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Prevention Act (Wwft). A subsidiary of Entain Plc, BetEnt was warned by KSA of shortcomings in AML compliance in …

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KSA tests public awareness of CRUKS 2.0

SBC News KSA tests public awareness of CRUKS 2.0

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands Gambling Authority, has initiated a ‘pilot campaign’ to raise public awareness of CRUKS, the Dutch gambling central self-exclusion register. Pilot campaigns have commenced across social media platforms, informing audiences about how to self-exclude from all Dutch licensed gambling operators via CRUKS. Operated by the KSA, the CRUKS register was launched on 1 October 2021 to coincide …

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René Jansen: KOA operators must embrace VPF and Loket protections 

SBC News René Jansen: KOA operators must embrace VPF and Loket protections 

René Jansen, outgoing Chairman of Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands Gambling Authority, has stood up for the tighter scrutiny of the Dutch online gambling market.    Jansen, who last week announced his inbound retirement as Chairman of KSA in January 2024, backed tougher regulatory demands on duty-of-care, record keeping and the monitoring of advertising campaigns. Writing a blog titled: “Gambling addiction: prevention …

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GoldWin subject to second KSA unlicensed operator fine this week

Betent becomes second firm fined by KSA after Kassa TV investigation

The Netherlands’ Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) gambling regulator has issued its second fine of this week against GoldWin Limited for operating the westcasino.com site without a licence. GoldWin has been hit with a charge of €6.8m for offering ‘games of chance’ in the Netherlands without a KSA-issued gambling licence, in violation of the KOA Act which has been governing the country’s betting …

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Betworld247 operator hit with €900k KSA fine for unlicensed gambling

KSA, Netherlands/Dutch gambling authority

The Netherlands’ Kansspelautoriteit (KSA)has issued its latest fine for unlicensed gambling against MKC Limited, operator of the betworld247.com platform. MKC was found by the regulator to have been offering games of chance without a licence in violation of the KOA Act, the legislative framework which has governed the Dutch gambling space since October 2021. The KSA has issued the firm …

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René Jansen to end KSA chairmanship in 2024

SBC News René Jansen to end KSA chairmanship in 2024

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has confirmed that René Jansen will not stand for reappointment as Chairman of the Netherlands gambling authority. This afternoon, KSA informed that Jansen, who’s tenure expires on 1 October 2024, “has chosen not to stand for reappointment because he will reach retirement age at the end of 2023.” KSA has alerted Franc Weerwind, Minister for Legal Protection, of …

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Netherlands’ KSA hits LCS Limited with €2m fine for unlicensed gaming

KSA, Netherlands/Dutch gambling authority

The Dutch Gambling Authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has issued its latest fine against an unlicensed operator, targeting LCS Limited. Hit with a fine of €2m, LCS fell under the KSA’s spotlight for operating the www.sonsofslots.com website, an online slots platform, without the proper licence. There are currently 27 fully licensed firms in the Dutch market, including prominent players bet365, Entain’s BetCity.nl …

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KSA: Dutch market developing as expected two years into launch

KSA: Dutch market developing as expected two years into launch

Dutch gambling authority, the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has revealed that the country’s online market growth appears to be ‘levelling off’ or ‘stagnating’, according to its latest market report.  The online betting and gaming space has now been live for more than two years, having launched on 1 October 2021 under the KOA Act with an initial grouping of 10 licensed operators. …

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