Ksa Chairman Speaks at the Gaming Conference in Holland

June 13, 2023 | Advertising

THE  HAGUE (June 8, 2023) — René Jansen, chairman of the Gaming Authority (Ksa), gave a speech this morning at the annual conference of Gaming in Holland.


Ban on untargeted advertising

In his speech he discusses the forthcoming ban on untargeted advertising for online games of chance. The Ksa realizes that this is a subject that raises many questions. That is why it will not focus on strict enforcement of the ban in the first period after the ban enters into force on 1 July 2023. The focus will be on talking to providers and affiliates to see how the ban works out in practice. Of course, this does not alter the fact that the Ksa calls on providers to restore confidence in the industry and not push the boundaries.

Control Database (Cdb)

More than 1.5 years after the opening of the online games of chance market, there are still providers who do not have their data safe, the so-called Control Database, in order. The Ksa will monitor this more strictly from now on, it is now really time for all providers to have their Cdb in order. A properly functioning Cdb is crucial for a safe market.

Duty of care

The Ksa has recently conducted extensive research into the duty of care and its implementation. We will publish a summary of the results in the summer. Providers each add their own addition to the duty of care. This means that the interpretation of the duty of care is very diverse. Also in this area, the Ksa calls on providers to use their common sense and to always keep safe gaming in mind.

Restore confidence in the sector

Finally, René Jansen calls on providers to restore confidence in the gambling sector. As Ksa, we see that the gaming landscape is in full swing, and that there are the necessary challenges for providers. At the same time, the Ksa also sees that the online gambling market is doing well, according to the recently published monitoring report . License holders themselves play an important role in the development of the online market in the Netherlands. This requires both responsible behavior from individual providers and joint responsibility from the sector.

Read the entire speech in English.

SOURCE: Kansspelautoriteit.

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