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Rene Jansen: KSA to enter ‘new phase in supervision’ in 2022

The launch of the Dutch online sports betting and gaming market was one of the biggest developments in the European sector last year, but as the vertical establishes itself there is still more to be done.  This is according to Rene Jansen, Chairman of the Netherlands gambling authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), who discussed the continued growth of the Dutch sector and …

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Netherlands online gambling advertising spend reaches €23m

Rates of gambling advertising have increased significantly in the Netherlands since the launch of the online gambling market, with the total spend of the 11 licensed operators standing at €23 million. Local outlet de Volkskrant, after requesting information from television research agency Nielsen, reported that the highest advertising spend was recorded by the state-owned companies Holland Casino and Toto spent …

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KSA adopts new Safer Gambling message for Dutch online gambling  

Dutch KOA licensed online gambling operators have been ordered to adopt the new safer gambling tagline of – “What does gambling cost you? Stop on time. +18”.  Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulator, has informed licensed betting firms that the tagline must be visible across all websites, advertising and marketing campaigns as of 1 April 2022 (the deadline for enforcement).   …

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Kindred to wait for KOA licence at cost of £12m per month

Kindred Group has confirmed that it will temporarily cease its Dutch market activities choosing to abide with the KOA regime’s new ‘cooling-off’ command as its business awaits licensing approval.  The Stockholm-listed operator was not featured amongst the 10 operators granted licences by regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), launching the Netherlands KOA regime this morning. Kindred accepted the decision but urged KSA to …

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The Netherlands begins its online gambling journey under KOA 

The Netherlands has formally launched its online gambling marketplace, which will operate under the rules and regulations of the ‘KOA’ Remote Gambling Act.  KOA’s ascent into law sees the Dutch Kamer complete a near decade-long journey to approve the Netherlands’ first online gambling framework. In 2016, the Dutch regulatory authority – Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) – had to halt the launch of …

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René Jansen: Only 10 operators qualify for first KOA licensing window 

 There will be 10 licensed operators to start in the Netherlands’ new KOA online gambling regime, which will officially open on Friday 1 October. The development was disclosed by René Jansen, chairman of Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) – the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority – who was speaking to delegates of the Gaming in Holland Conference.  The 10 applicants will be revealed by …

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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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KSA finalises legal duties on CRUKS self-exclusion

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has published its policy guidelines for ‘involuntary registration’ to CRUKS – Dutch gambling’s national self-exclusion scheme.  From 1 October, all KSA licensed online gambling operators are required to centralise their player databases with the CRUKS’ self-exclusion system as a legal requirement of the Netherlands new KOA Act regime regulating online gambling. KSA policies on …

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KSA begins affiliate sweep ahead of Dutch KOA launch 

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands Gambling Regulatory Authority, has sanctioned a ‘new round of action’ against websites promoting unlicensed operators deemed to be targeting Dutch consumers. The tougher monitoring of affiliate websites will be undertaken by KSA, as the regulator moves to officially launch the Netherlands regulated online gambling marketplace on 1 October under the mandate of the Kamer approved ‘Remote …

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KOA licensing window launch hit by a slight delay

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulator, has delayed the opening of the ‘Remote Gambling Act’ (KOA Act) licensing window, which was scheduled to launch this morning. Updating incumbents, the KSA posted a message on its website stating that its digital portal for KOA applications had registered a flaw during final testing.  The KSA maintains that it will issue a 1 …

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