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Gaming Authority Chairman Calls for Player Limit Gambling Spending

September 9, 2022 | Gambling
OSLO, Norway (September 7, 2022) — René Jansen, chairman of the Dutch Gaming Authority (Ksa), is in favor of tightening up the duty of care that online gambling providers have to protect consumers. He said this today in Oslo at a conference of the European Association for the Study of Gambling (EASG).
Jansen argues for tighter limits on gambling behavior and expenditure by means of a limit prescribed by the government. He also indicates that the duty of care of providers must go further than simply applying a limit. This should not be an excuse to ‘sit back’ until a player has reached the deposit or loss limit.

Duty of care and playing limits

In a panel discussion, René Jansen pointed to the research that the Ksa had done(refers to another website on the interpretation of the duty of care and playing limits in 21 countries. This research shows that a number of countries go further in protecting players than the Netherlands, for example by applying maximum deposit limits or a stricter obligation to investigate and contact a player. In the Netherlands, it is regulated by law that these limits are currently free to be filled in by players.

“I increasingly wonder whether we offer sufficient protection and safety to players with the current interpretation of the duty of care,” said the Ksa chairman. ‘I see that the behavior of gambling providers leaves a lot to be desired. Tightening up the duty of care is therefore not an unnecessary luxury and we can learn from other countries, but the ultimate choice lies with the legislator’, added Jansen.

SOURCE: Kansspelautoriteit.

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