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Gaming Authority Seeks Consultation to ‘Regulations on Provision of Data for Research into Gambling Addiction’

October 9, 2021 | Government

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (October 1, 2021) — The Gaming Authority asks those involved and interested parties to respond to the concept of the ‘Regulation on the provision of data for research into gambling addiction’ and the associated request form.

Registering and analyzing data gaming behavior

From October 1, 2021, it will be possible to offer online games of chance in the Netherlands with a license. License holders are supervised by the Gaming Authority. License holders for the provision of online games of chance are obliged to ‘systematically register and analyze data relating to the player’s gaming behavior’. The purpose of this is to recognize risky gaming behavior in good time, so that action can be taken in time in the gaming behavior of the player involved.

Availability for research

License holders for online games of chance are also obliged to provide anonymous data on gaming behavior for scientific research into gambling addiction. They must do this at the request of a research institution. The Gaming Authority has drawn up rules for this. These must, among other things, prevent license holders from being unnecessarily burdened and determine which research institutions may request the data. This is possible from April 2022.

Respond

It is possible to respond to the draft of the ‘Regulations on the provision of data for research into gambling addiction’ and the associated request form up to and including 1 November 2021. Where possible, comments will be used when finalizing the scheme. Unfortunately, it is not possible for the Gaming Authority to respond substantively to comments.

SOURCE: De Kansspelautoriteit (Gaming Authority).

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