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KSA grants 10 licences for online gaming in the Netherlands

KSA grants 10 licences for online gaming in the Netherlands

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Rene Jansen, Chairman of Dutch gaming regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has appeared on national television to announce the granting of 10 online gaming licences, allowing owners to offer what the KSA calls ‘games of chance’ over the internet from October 1st, 2021. Speaking on the current affairs show Nieuwsuur, Mr. Jansen said that “high requirements are imposed on a licence, including in the field of addiction prevention and consumer protection, and the KSA tests rigorously.” He also expects further licences to be granted, as a number of companies have yet to submit their applications. Earlier this year, 29 applications were submitted. The Netherlands’ Senate approved its Bill on Remote Gambling in February 2019, and this became effective in March this year, with the first applications swiftly following. A statement on the KSA website has confirmed that stringent demands regarding responsible gambling have meant that only one in three of these initial applications have been passed.