Tag Archives: René Jansen

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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Netherlands Rapporteur recommends “Casino play limits like Germany”

Peter-Paul de Goeij reappointed to NOGA leadership

 The Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands has been recommended to introduce ‘mandatory playing limits’ on casino games by the National Rapporteur on Addictions (NRV). The recommendation on playing limits forms part of “22 opinions” submitted to the Ministry of Justice on “gambling limits, advertising and addiction prevention policies” by the national research agency’s ‘Gambling on Health – Advice Report’.  …

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KSA to make player protection enhancement case to Dutch Justice Ministry

KSA to make player protection enhancement case to Dutch Justice Ministry

The Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch Gambling Authority, will recommend legislative and regulatory amendments around player protection to the Netherlands’ Ministry of Justice. A KSA investigation into operator ‘duty of care’ practices concluded this month with the authority judging that companies could ‘intervene more quickly and effectively’ in cases of excessive gambling by certain customers. In the regulator’s view, current operator …

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Weerwind backs ‘invisible measures’ for KSA ad ban enforcement

Franc Weerwind, Dutch Minister for Legal Protections

Dutch Minister for Legal Protections, Franc Weerwind, is confident in the Dutch Gambling Authority’s (DGA) abilities to enforce the incoming advertising ban, due to come into force on 1 July. The Minister praised the Kansspelautoriteit’s (KSA) ‘robust’ working method in a parliamentary questions session whilst making it clear that the authority will have the ultimate responsibility for enforcing the advertising …

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René Jansen: European igaming demands cooperation on supervision 

SBC News René Jansen: European igaming demands cooperation on supervision 

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) Chairman René Jansen has warned European regulatory counterparts and lawmakers that “international cooperation is still required in the field of online gambling”. This notice was issued as Jansen concludes his tenure as chair of the Gambling Regulators’ European Forum (GREF), set to be succeeded by Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, the President of l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) – France’s unified …

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René Jansen, KSA: Dutch operators should keep industry image in mind

René Jansen, KSA: Dutch operators should keep industry image in mind

Dutch betting stakeholders have a potentially tricky year ahead, with new regulations coming in on advertising and the regulator continuing to assess cross-sector duty of care standards. In a speech at the Gaming in Holland Conference this week, René Jansen, Chair of the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch Gambling Authority, emphasised the importance of public opinion in guiding the industry’s direction. …

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Winning Poker Network and Goldwin Ltd target of KSA investigations

Two Dutch operators warned by KSA over loyalty programmes

The Dutch gambling regulator, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has initiated its latest enforcement actions against unlicensed operators, targeting Winning Poker Network and Goldwin Ltd. Both companies were threatened with financial penalties unless targeting of Dutch customers ended. Neither company holds a licence with the KSA, and so are deemed ‘providers of illegal online games of chance’. René Jansen, KSA Chairman, explained: ‘It …

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KSA appoints new chairs to oversee complaints committee

Rene Jansen KSA

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Gambling Authority of the Netherlands has confirmed the appointment of Adriane Koppe and Monique van Oers as new independent chairs of the “Objections Advisory Committee’.  The decision sees KSA replace Hague-based lawyer Mrs JME Feije’s management of its objections and complaint procedures. Koppe is a constitutional and administrative law lecturer at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, …

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