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Dutch KSA closed 2022 with €26m in fines against five firms

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The Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has stepped up its campaign against illegal gambling providers in the Netherlands, penalising five operators in December 2022. Issuing fines totalling €26m, the regulator targeted Videoslots Limited, N1 Interactive Limited, Betpoint Group Limited, Probe Investments Limited and Fairload Limited. In order, the companies were handed fines of €9.87m, €12.6m, €1.78m, €1.28m and €900,000, with the KSA describing …

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KSA issues €1.8m against illegal casino duo 

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Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) – The Netherlands Gambling Authority – has issued fines totalling €1.8m to two ‘unlicensed companies’, Equinox Dynamic and Domiseda and Partners, for ‘offering illegal casino games’. Separate fines of €900K were issued to Equinox Dynamic NV, who are licensed in Curacao and Slovak business Domiseda and Partners. KSA judged that “Both companies gave players in the Netherlands access …

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KSA calls for 2023 improvements on data and duty-of-care standards 

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Dutch licence holders have been warned that they must ensure all efforts to maintain ‘safe play and safe environments’ for consumers in 2023.  The warning was delivered as the headline message of the Kansspelautoriteit’s (KSA), the Dutch Gambling Authority, ‘2023 Supervisory Agenda’. As regulatory supervisor, the KSA maintains the three principal objectives of its ‘2020-2024 Strategy’ to ‘protect and inform …

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KSA issues €400k fine to JOI Gaming for targeted advertising

KSA slaps €400k fine on JOI Gaming for targeted advertising

The Dutch Gambling Authority, the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), continues to rigorously uphold advertising and marketing requirements in the country, handing out a fine to JOI Gaming.  JOI, an online casino operator, has been charged €400,000 for violating the Netherlands’ ban on non-targeted advertising, namely for sending promotional messages to its entire customer base including young adults. Under newly imposed Dutch gambling …

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KSA targets Shark77 with €900k fine for unlicensed gaming activity

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The no-nonsense approach adopted by the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch Gaming Authority, is set to continue this year, as the regulator made its first enforcement action of 2023. In a statement, the KSA revealed that an operator trading as Shark77 had been fined €900,000 for offering a ‘games of chance’ service without an approved licence. This is a violation of …

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René Jansen: The KSA’s balancing act between licencing and prevention

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One year and two months after the regulation of the Dutch online gambling space, the market has grown to include 24 operators serving 563,000 players, but this has left the regulator with a conundrum to address.  René Jansen, Chair of the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch Gambling Authority, broke down market developments in the Netherlands as a full year of regulated …

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KSA fines Toto Online €400k for targeting advertising to young consumers

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Toto Online, a Nederlandse Loterij brand, has been hit with a penalty of €400,000 by the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch gambling authority. The company received a fine for targeted advertising of its gambling products to 18-23-year-old customers, due to sending messages to its entire customer base over four months.  Said messages were sent by the operator of the www.toto.nl, www.sport.toto.nl …

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KSA ‘extra alert’ to World Cup betting rule violations as three operators warned

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The Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch Gambling Authority, has issued warnings against three operators for violations of licence requirements. With the early stages of the 2022 FIFA World Cup underway, the KSA revealed that two operators were offering ‘prohibited bets’ in the build-up to the tournament, namely wagering on yellow cards. Although a popular stats betting market in more established online …

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KSA: Dutch market stable at H1 €569.7m – but advertising concerns remain

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After a period of rapid growth following the KOA Act enactment last year, the Dutch market has begun to stabilise and mature, according to the Dutch Gaming Authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA). In an update published today, the KSA stated that total revenue from January to July 2022 stood at €569.7m, whilst Q1 revenues were recorded at €240m and Q2 at €246m. …

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René Jansen, KSA: Dutch betting experience can be applied to Germany

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In a recent speech in Berlin, René Jansen, Chairman of the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands’ Gambling Authority, commented on parallels between the Dutch and German betting markets.  The Dutch betting and gaming space has expanded exponentially since the implementation of the KOA Act, which re-regulated the online market and awarded 10 new licences on 1 October 2021. In the following …

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