Tag Archives: René Jansen

Dekker orders KSA to end cooling amnesty for unlicensed operators

A last-minute order by Dutch Legal Protections Minister Sander Dekker has enforced regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) to terminate its ‘cooling-off’ reprieve for unlicensed operators awaiting to join the KOA Regime from 1 October.  Yesterday, Dekker informed the Kamer that he had instructed KSA to no longer offer cooling-off rights to unlicensed operators – who will instead be instructed to cease all …

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NOGA calls for stricter self-regulation in Dutch gambling advertising

 Peter-Paul de Goeij, Managing Director of NOGA – The Netherlands Online Gambling Association – has criticised the recent draft online gambling advertising code as was suggested by incumbent land-based operators. Issuing a response to news coverage on Dutch public broadcaster NOS, De Goeij said the draft self-regulating code will not provide Dutch consumers with enough protection against an impending gambling …

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KSA issues final guidance on KOA advertising rules

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has issued its final guidance on the advertising and player acquisition requirements of the KOA Regime, which is due to launch on 1 October.  The guidance supplements KSA ‘Games of Chance’ advertising requirements, made available to all prospective KOA licensees on 1 April – the date KSA launched its licensing application window. KSA …

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KSA publishes full KOA online gambling reporting duties

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has published its reporting requirements that will be applied by all operators observing the new laws of the ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act).  The full disclosure of ‘reporting obligations’ has been published on the Dutch government’s official gazette, warning licensees of their duties ahead of the launch of KOA regime on 1 October. …

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EC rejects call to reform Expert Group on Gambling  

The European Commission (EC) will not support the re-establishment of an ‘Expert Group on Online Gambling’ – a cross member state collaborative body supported by 14 regulatory agencies. This morning, the Netherlands regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) published the EC’s response to a letter sent by KSA Chairman Rene Jansen on behalf of European regulators requesting to reinstate the group which had …

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KSA provides guidance on KOA information-sharing duties

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the gambling regulatory authority for the Netherlands, has launched a consultation providing guidance to operators in relation to ‘policy rules on information sharing duties’. Terms of the Remote Gambling Act (KOA Act) dictate that licensed holders are ‘obliged to report relevant changes, behaviour and events’ to the KSA as the governing authority of the Netherlands regulated online gambling …

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René Jansen calls for the re-establishment of EU expert group on gambling

In his first address as Chair of The European Forum for Gambling Regulators (GREF), René Jansen has called for the European Commission (EC) to re-establish an ‘EU expert group’ on gambling laws and standards.  Jansen, the chairman of Dutch regulatory agency Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), made his address while participating in a webinar hosted by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). …

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René Jansen to lead GREF’s collaborative forum

René Jansen, Chairman of Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has been appointed as the new Chairman of GREF – ‘The European Forum of Gaming Regulators’. The Dutch executive will serve as lead representative of the regulatory forum, which promotes collaboration and knowledge sharing between its 41 members working across 34 European gaming jurisdictions. Jansen will replace incumbent Jorn Stark, executive …

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KSA and UKGC agree to collaborate on regulatory best practices

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has entered a ‘cooperation agreement’ with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).  The regulators will work together ‘to better support their respective supervisory tasks’ by sharing general information and exchanging regulatory best practices on enforcement policies and licensing. Updating Dutch stakeholders, KSA chairman René Jansen stated that the organisations shared common goals in combating …

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KSA begins its close inspection of 28 Dutch KOA applicants

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has disclosed that it has so far received 28 individual operator applications to join Dutch gambling’s new regulated online gambling marketplace, due to officially commence from 1 October 2021. The KSA made its announcement providing an update on its licensing window, which was launched on 1 April, bringing the Kamer’s formally approved ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act) mandate …

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