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Dutch regulator to create special Duty of Care Department for online gambling

KSA chair René Jansen announced the move at Gaming in Holland in Amsterdam. The Netherlands.- René Jansen, chairman of Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has revealed that the Dutch gambling regulator will create a new Online Duty of Care Department as a temporary measure. The special department will focus exclusively on monitoring the fulfilment of online…
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Gaming sites 'not doing enough to prevent gambling addiction'

The Dutch gaming authority KSA has called for legislation and regulations concerning online gambling to be tightened as soon as possible. The KSA says online gambling companies are not doing enough to protect players who show signs of gambling addiction or who lose lots of money in short periods of time. The KSA conducted its own research, which…
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Online gambling grows, accounts total tops 860,000

The number of accounts held with online gambling companies more than doubled in the second half of last year to 860000, netting them around €1.1 billion before taxes, gambling watchdog Kansspelautoriteiten (Ksa) said in a report The number of accounts does not match the number of players as people can have several and the Ksa estimates the true…
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Dutch Online Gambling Market Grows Steadily as Player Accounts Increase by 158%

The Netherlands gambling authority, de Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has released its latest data on the local iGaming industry revealing a significant year-on-year increase in player accounts and revenues. According to the report, gross gaming result (BSR) for the year 2022 came to €1.08 billion. This figure was lower than expected as H2 forecasts…
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Dutch Online Gambling Market Grows Steadily as Player Accounts Increase by 158%
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Online gambling affiliate handed €675,000 fine by Dutch regulator

The Netherlands gambling regulator has fined an online gambling affiliate for promoting Malta-licensed websites to players in the Netherlands. Gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has issued a €675000 fine to Albania-based Red Ridge Marketing, the operator of affiliate websites providing reviews and links to online casinos that operate…
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KSA issues €675,000 fine to Red Ridge Marketing

This comes after KSA previously imposed an order on Red Ridge to halt the company from advertising illegally. However, KSA decided the impose the fine after the advertising continued. "Promoters of illegal games of chance providers also receive our attention," said René Jansen, KSA chairman. "They must also comply with the law, especially when it…
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Toto Online Required to Pay Huge Fine due to Target Audience

Toto Online, a famous Netherlands brand owned by the Nederlandse Loterij, must pay a fine of 400000 euros due to targeting in their marketing campaigns. Taking prohibited actions: The Gaming Authority recently found out that the company has run its ads in an illegal manner by targeting young adults, which is strictly prohibited. Young adults are…
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Toto Online Required to Pay Huge Fine due to Target Audience
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Netherlands Gambling Regulator Fines Toto for Marketing to Young Adults

The Netherlands gambling regulator, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has fined online gambling operator Toto Online €400000 for marketing its products and services to young adults. According to the regulator, an investigation found that Toto Online had sent out promotional emails to its entire customer base from October 1st 2021 to February 1st, 2022.…
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KSA: Reduce gambling ads at World Cup or risk greater backlash

The upcoming ban on "untargeted" advertising will mean broadcast ads will be banned from 1 January which will be followed up by a sponsorship ban by 2025. This will complement the existing rules prohibiting role models in Dutch gaming ads, announced on 16 June. While the World Cup will occur before the implementation of the new rules, in a new…
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KSA: Reduce gambling ads at World Cup or risk greater backlash
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One Casino becomes 23rd igaming licensee in the Netherlands

The remote gambling licence will allow One Casino to offer a range of online slot and casino games to players in the country. The igaming licence was issued on 5 October and will run for a period of five years, through to 4 October 2027. Kansspelautoriteit said One Casino is yet to confirm which website domain it will operate under in the…
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Dutch Gaming Authority offers update on gambling industry

The regulated Dutch gambling market has so far been a success, says the Dutch Gaming Authority, one of the strictest gaming regulators in Europe which has presided over the industry in the Netherlands since October 1, 2021, and helped steer best practices across the board. Gambling operators already generate €80 million in monthly gross gaming…
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More youngsters than expected have taken to gambling online

Dutch gamblers have spent more on online gambling websites than was expected and young adults are particularly active, the Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit said on Friday. The market for online gambling was legalized in the Netherlands a year ago and in the first six months Dutch gamblers spent almost €500 million on games of…
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Smart Gaming becomes latest regulated Dutch operator

Smart Gaming B.V. has become the latest regulated operator in the Dutch gaming market. The operator is in fact the 21st entity to have been issued a license to run gambling products under the country's law with the regulator, Dutch Gambling Authority, agreeing that the company has met all necessary criteria to join the market and satisfies industry…
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Netherlands to launch gambling addiction prevention program

The Netherlands and ZonMw are going to launch the "" program developed by the latter in a bid to better address gambling addiction in the country. The program is spearheaded by ZonMw in collaboration with the Dutch Gaming Authority (KSA) and will seek to address a range of issues that stem from reckless gambling behavior, such as gambling-related…
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The Netherlands’ Self-Exclusion Register Reaches 20,000 Participants

Ten months ago, the Netherlands updated its gambling regulations and legalized online gambling. The Dutch Gaming Authority (KSA) implemented various player protection measures, including a voluntary self-exclusion register. According to the latest data released by the regulator, over 20000 gamblers have used this option. 5000 have signed up in the…
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The Netherlands’ Self-Exclusion Register Reaches 20,000 Participants
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Slotegrator reviews the worldwide trend of gambling legalisation

More and more countries are coming to the conclusion that regulating igaming makes infinitely more sense than trying to ban it. Government authorities around the world are waking up to the fact that prohibiting gambling simply creates the perfect conditions for the black market to thrive, fails to protect players, and deprives the national budget…
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No Mandatory Loss Limits for Online Gamblers in the Netherlands

Franc Weerwind, Dutch minister for legal protection who is also responsible for gambling legislation, was questioned by MPs regarding the possible introduction of obligatory loss limits for gamblers. Weerwind's answers, which discarded mandatory restrictions on losses, showed that the minister has a balanced and pragmatic approach to gambling…
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KSA launches investigation into gambling adverts impact on minors

The Dutch Gambling Authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has initiated an investigation into advertising by betting firms in the country that may be accessible by underage consumers. Issuing an update, the KSA detailed that the research will consist of two parts - firstly, the authority will request information from licensed providers to confirm…
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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 (KSA), has said that illegal online gambling has been significantly reduced in the Netherlands since the executive board's new enforcement policy was introduced. Jansen said that the sites of 158 illegal providers have been investigated in recent months. It was established that 142 of them have…
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KSA Chair René Jansen Says Illegal Online Gambling Significantly Reduced in the Netherlands
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Rise in Dutch Gambling Ads Prompts Legislative Debate

Internal debates continue as the Dutch gambling regulator reported a peak of 40 gambling ads per hour on television. promising "sharp, clear standards" for gambling ad regulation The Dutch minister for legal protection, Franc Weeerwind, is promising "sharp, clear standards" for gambling ad regulation as speculation and controversy shroud the…
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Rise in Dutch Gambling Ads Prompts Legislative Debate
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KSA warns customers as it investigates more offshore gambling sites

According to the KSA, a number of unlicensed online gambling providers shut down their websites quickly or block Dutch customers when confronted with legal action from the regulator. The KSA requires all gambling sites without a licence to block Dutch customers, rather than simply avoiding targeting the Netherlands. Entain, Kindred, 888, Betsson…
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25 Gambling Websites Facing Large Fines in Netherlands

The KSA is going after its first potentially illegal gambling websites since the Netherlands launched its regulated online market for the first time in October. [Image: Shutterstock.com] The Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has announced its investigation into the activities of 25 gambling websites that may be illegally operating…
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The Netherlands will "make life miserable" for Curaçao gambling mafia

THE HAGUE - The Netherlands will "make life miserable" for the gambling mafia on Curaçao. This was announced by chairman René Jansen of the Board of Directors of the Netherlands Gaming Authority (Ksa) on Monday evening in the broadcast of Nieuwsuur. On Friday, a new gambling law will be introduced in the Netherlands that will end the total ban on…
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Bet365, Tombola and LiveScore cleared to launch Dutch KOA market

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) - the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority - has named the 10 operators granted licences to participate in the KOA online gambling regime that will formally launch on 1 October. As anticipated, KOA licences have been granted to the domestic trio of state-owned casino operator Holland Casino, ToTo Online, the digital…
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Bet365, Tombola and LiveScore cleared to launch Dutch KOA market
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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. After initially expecting to receive up to 40 licence applications, the KSA said it had received 28 by April, with all applicants having paid their €48000 licence fee. KSA chairman René Jansen has said he expects more licencees to be added in the near future as further…
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Dutch regulators have issued 10 online gambling licenses

Ten online gambling operators were granted licenses by the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) in the Netherlands on October 1. However, none of the sites were able to launch in the market right away due to a technical problem related to problem gambler exclusion [Centraal Register Uitsluiting Kansspelen (Cruks) self-exclusion system]. Four Dutch companies…
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Dutch Regulator Approves First Ten Online Gambling Licenses

Update September 29, 2021: The KSA has revealed the names of the online gambling companies that will receive licenses to operate in the Dutch market starting October 1. They are TOTO Online BV, FPO Netherlands BV, Holland Casino NV, NSUS Malta Limited, Play North Limited, Tombola International Malta Plc, Hillside (New Media Malta) Plc, Bingoal…
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Dutch Regulator Approves First Ten Online Gambling Licenses
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Netherlands' Officially Established Online Gambling Journey Begins Under KOA

The Netherlands has officially established its online gambling marketplace, which will operate under the'KOA' Remote Gambling Act's rules and regulations. The approval of KOA by the Dutch Kamer brings the Netherlands' first online gaming framework to fruition after a nearly decade-long struggle. Following ministerial divisions on the market's final…
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Netherlands' Officially Established Online Gambling Journey Begins Under KOA
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Bet365, Tombola and Holland Casino among first Dutch online licensees

The legal igaming market will launch on 1 October and the KSA yesterday (28 September) said it had awarded an initial 10 licences ahead of the opening. KSA also approved the Janshen Hahnraths Group with FPO Nederland, Italy-based Betent, Belgian brand Bingoal, NSUS Malta, which runs the GGPoker.eu brand and sports media and betting business…
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Bet365, Tombola and Holland Casino among first Dutch online licensees
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Entain set for 2022 entry into Dutch online gambling space

Entain is on track for a 2022 entry into the Netherlands' recently legalised online gambling market, the company announced in a statement. The global sports betting and entertainment group intends to submit an application to the Dutch Gaming Authority or Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) later this year in the hopes of securing a legal pathway into the…
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Run-in to new Dutch online gambling law

If they don't then they will face sanctions from the Dutch Gambling Authority, they were warned this week. The regulated market in the Netherlands opens on October 1 and the rule took the industry by surprise. Previously, the illegal operators had been given assurances that they would be able to continue to operate and still have an opportunity to…
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Run-in to new Dutch online gambling law
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Dutch regulator fines Betchan owner for illegal gambling

The Kansspelautoriteit said an investigation found that the Betchan site violated Dutch laws as it was accessible from the Netherlands and that it was not mentioned as a country in which online games of chance are illegal. KSA also said there were various indications that the offer was aimed at Dutch players, such as the word'Amsterdam' used as a…
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Dutch regulator fines Betchan owner for illegal gambling
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EGBA supports request to re-establish EU Expert Group on gambling

he Chairperson of the Dutch Gambling Authority, René Jansen has confirmed, at a webinar on Thursday morning, that a group of gambling authorities, from 14 EU Member States, has written to the European Commission to formally request the reestablishment of the Commission-mandated EU Expert Group on Gambling. The European Gaming and Betting…
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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. Licensed online gambling operators in the Netherlands will be able to offer their services to Dutch players from October 1, 2021. Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) which is the gambling watchdog in the Netherlands…
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Kansspelautoriteit Warns iGaming Operators To Control Their Advertising
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Willem van Oort: Is regulated online gambling in the Netherlands the next big thing?

According to the Ministry of Justice and Security's latest timetable, the Dutch Remote Gaming Act is scheduled to enter into force on 1 March 2021. The regulated online market will open six months later, on 1 September, 2021, which should give the Netherlands Gambling Authority sufficient time to process its first batch of remote license…
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Willem van Oort: Is regulated online gambling in the Netherlands the next big thing?