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René Jansen of the @Ksa_Nederland has vowed to step up enforcement action in the land-based domain through the current year in a bid to combat illegal activities.

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KSA: Reduce gambling ads at World Cup or risk greater backlash

The KSA is warning advertisers to reduce gambling ads at the World Cup or risk greater backlash. The ban on "untargeted" advertising will be implemented from January 1st. It will complement the existing rules prohibiting role models in Dutch gaming ads announced on 16 June. The regulator also stated that it would be at a higher level of alertness at illegal providers during the event. K SA Chairman René Jansen warned advertisers that a failure to curb the excesses of sports betting advertising could lead to a repeat of the dynamic that followed the opening of regulated market on 1 October 2021.
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One Casino becomes 23rd igaming licensee in the Netherlands

One Casino becomes 23rd igaming licensee in the Netherlands. The remote gambling licence will allow it to offer a range of online slot and casino games to players in Netherlands, starting from 5 October 2017. It will run for a period of five years, until 4 October 2027. One Casino is based in Malta and has held a licence from the Malta Gaming Authority since December 2016.
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Dutch Gaming Authority offers update on gambling industry

The Dutch Gaming Authority has been regulating the gambling industry since October 1, 2021. The industry has grown from 10 license holders to 22. There are 563,000 players involved with gambling in the Netherlands. 8 out of 10 players use legal gambling options. Cruks program has helped to protect players. The Crucks program is aimed at helping customers stay safe and navigate the industry without developing problems. It has already helped 23,00 people register over the past six months. Offshore markets remain a threat. Dutch gaming regulator René Jansen warned operators to step up their efforts in ensuring that their players are protected.
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More youngsters than expected have taken to gambling online

Dutch gamblers spent almost €500 million on online gambling in the first six months of this year. Young adults aged 18 to 23 account for more than one in five of these accounts. Online gambers spend an average of €153 per month on their habit. 10 companies were licenced to offer online betting in Netherlands a year ago and 12 more have been given the green light to operate since then.
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Smart Gaming becomes latest regulated Dutch operator

Smart Gaming B.V. has been granted a license to run gambling products in the Netherlands. The regulator, Dutch Gambling Authority, did not go into details about the company. Smart Gaming will probably be making the names of the websites it seeks to launch in Netherlands known soon. Last week, the Dutch regulator approved ComeOn Group for launch. The Netherlands is taking a hard look at how it regulates gambling. It is questioning whether its operators are doing enough to safeguard consumers. They are also planning to roll out the ZonMw Prevention of Gambling Addiction program.
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Netherlands to launch gambling addiction prevention program

The Netherlands and ZonMw are going to launch the program to better address gambling addiction in the country. The program is spearheaded by Z onmw in collaboration with the Dutch Gaming Authority. It will focus on gambling-related harm, financial and social problems, and more. The initiative will seek to achieve both short-term results and long- term results. Dutch lawmakers and regulators are interested in gambling advertisements and tougher measures. They are also exploring the option of introducing a mandatory loss limit. This topic has been discussed in regulated markets such as Sweden and the United Kingdom. However, there is more that needs to be done to ensure that gambling related harm is reduced and kept at tolerable levels.
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Merkur's new Zonic slot machine for Dutch arcades takes center stage at Gaming in Holland Expo

Merkur Gaming attended the recent Gaming in Holland Conference & Expo in Utrecht. The company has a presence in both the arcade and casino sectors. GeWeTe also attended and had good discussions with its customers. The opening of the regulated online market in October 2021 has materially impacted existing markets, channels and verticals. Merkur's next exhibition will be held on July 4 in the Van der Valk Hotel Sassenheim in Netherlands. It will focus on the pub sector.GeWete CEO, Aristidis Tsikouras, also thanked the organizers for a great event.
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KSA Chair René Jansen Says Illegal Online Gambling Significantly Reduced in the Netherlands

René Jansen, Chairman of the Dutch Gaming Authority, says illegal online gambling has been significantly reduced in the Netherlands since the new enforcement policy was introduced. Janson says 158 illegal providers have been investigated in recent months. He is disappointed with the gaming sector's lack of control over advertising. The KSA is currently processing 30 licence applications. The surge in applications is probably linked to the country's cooling-off period which was set to expire on 1 April.
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KSA warns customers as it investigates more offshore gambling sites

Entain, Kindred, 888, Betsson and Leovegas blocked Dutch customers. The KSA is investigating 25 illegal gambling websites. It will contact the relevant parties in due course. Gambling online with licensed operators has been legal in the Netherlands since 1 October. René Jansen warned licensees to limit advertising to avoid a clampdown from the regulator.
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Bet365, Tombola and LiveScore cleared to launch Dutch KOA market

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has named the 10 operators granted licences to participate in the KOA online gambling regime that will launch on 1 October. The domestic trio of state-owned casino operator Holland Casino, ToTo Online and Dutch arcade group FPO Netherlands have been granted KOAs. Malta-based NSUS Limited, the operating firm of GG Poker, has received its KOAn approval. PlayNorth Limited is operator of the Rocket Casino and PikaKasino brands. Bet365’s Hillside Media and Sunderland online bingo operator Tombola have secured KOANlicences. First incumbents to the regulated Dutch sports betting marketplace will include LiveScore Group, operating company VirginBet and Italian operator BetEnt BV.
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Dutch regulator approves 10 online gaming licences

The recipients of the licences will be announced by the KSA later this week. The market won't look complete until July 2022. The K SA has received 28 licence applications by April. All applicants have paid their €48,000 licence fee. There are high requirements on a license, including in the field of addiction prevention and consumer protection.
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Dutch Regulator Approves First Ten Online Gambling Licenses

Dutch Regulator Approves First Ten Online Gambling Licenses. The KSA has revealed the names of the online gambling companies that will receive licenses to operate in the Dutch market starting October 1st 2021.
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Entain set for 2022 entry into Dutch online gambling space

Entain is planning to apply for a licence to operate in the Netherlands' recently legalised online gambling market. The company expects to be granted a license during the first half of 2022. Ten companies have been granted licences to offer online betting services in Netherlands. The deadline for applications is 1 October. Two-thirds of applicants face rejection. Several companies haven't applied yet. René Jansen, Kansspelautoriteit Chairman stressed the importance of only granting licences for good enough companies.
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Dutch regulator fines Betchan owner for illegal gambling

Betchan website is no longer accessible from the Netherlands. Dutch regulator increased the fine for N1 Interactive. Regulator also closed two illegal lotteries conducted via Instagram. The Remote Gambling Act came into effect at the start of April. Licensed operators will be able to offer online gambling from October. The KSA expects to receive around 40 licence applications during the licensing process. It reported its concerns over illegal Lotterie to Facebook’s G gambling Regulatory Channel.
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EGBA supports request to re-establish EU Expert Group on gambling

EGBA supports request to re-establish EU Expert Group on gambling. European Gaming and Betting Association (EGba) believes formal and structured regulatory cooperation between EU Member States is even more important to help protect European consumers. Europe's gambling market is worth more than $118.7 billion each year. There is currently no formal framework for regulatory Cooperation at the EU level. The Expert group was disbanded by the Commission in 2018 despite most gambling regulators considering it to be a success. Maarten Haijer, Secretary-General, EGBA stated that there is no EU framework to communicate and tackle the big issues affecting Europe’s online gambling sector.
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Kansspelautoriteit Warns iGaming Operators To Control Their Advertising

The Netherlands legalized online gambling via the Dutch Remote Gambling Act (KOA) and started accepted license applications from April 1, 2021. Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has already received 28 gaming licenses. The Dutch gambling market is expected to be extremely competitive. KSA has warned iGaming operators to control their gambling advertising or be prepared for a backlash from the public and gambling opponents.
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