Dutch Gaming Authority is Taking Stricter Action Against Illegal Exploitation of Gaming Machines

May 26, 2024 | illegal gambling
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (May 23, 2024) — The Gaming Authority (Ksa) will enforce more stringently on illegally installed gambling machines. The Gaming Authority (Ksa) regularly receives reports about operators who do not comply with the regulations of their operating license for slot machines. If a violation is actually found, the Ksa requires operators to terminate it within two weeks.

At least two permits are required to install a gaming machine in a catering establishment or gaming hall. In order to operate gaming machines (skill and gambling machines), an operating license for gaming machines must be applied for from the Ksa. In addition, a presence permit must be applied for from the municipality where the provider wants to install gambling machines. The Ksa’s permit states that gaming machines may only be operated in establishments for which a municipal presence permit has been issued. If a gaming machine is installed without a permit from the municipality, it is a violation.

The presence permit is important because various matters are tested with this permit. For example, an applicant must draw up a policy to prevent addiction and minors are not given the opportunity to gamble on the machine. The integrity of the applicant, managers and managers of the location is also tested.

If gaming machines are operated without a permit from the municipality, the above protective conditions may not be met. The Ksa considers this an unacceptable risk and therefore monitors compliance with the regulations attached to an operating license for gaming machines and takes enforcement action.

SOURCE: De Kansspelautoriteit (Ksa).

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