KSA establishes new policy for illegal retail gambling
The Kansspelautoriteit has recently published its latest policy for fighting against illegal gambling in the land-based vertical throughout the Netherlands.
The new policy has already been in use in the country for a few weeks since the start of the month, through which the regulatory authority aims to expand its impact in the land-based vertical to combat illegal operations more effectively. The new policy has replaced the Kansspelautoriteit’s previous system of fighting against illegal retail gambling, which was largely outsourced to municipal authorities and the country’s police outside of rare instances, such as compliance inspections.
Through its new policy, the regulator will be approaching the matter more proactively and in an independent manner. This will make the Kansspelautoriteit’s role in fighting against illegal retail operations clearer for its enforcement partners, which will help enhance the safety of the Dutch gambling market. The regulator mentioned that it will also impose fines and warn illegal land-based gambling businesses independently when it finds violations.
This announcement follows shortly after the Kansspelautoriteit announced a new round of inspections for operators of retail slot terminals throughout the Netherlands, further enhancing the regulator’s efforts to ensure compliance in the market’s land-based vertical.