KSA names Marloes Kleinjan as its latest addition
The Dutch independent regulatory Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) announces the Advisory Board has a new member – Dr Marloes Kleinjan, who is engaged in youth’s mental health problems.
Dr Marloes Kleinjan is experienced in the studies of youths’ mental health and risk behavior. She has also taken part in research into ‘interfaces between gaming and wagering’.
Under the terms of the new appointment, Dr Kleinjan will cooperate with the members of the Advisory Council to initiate the prevention of wagering addictions.
“Much attention should be paid to this issue. Wagering games often contain harms. A deeper investigation needs to be carried out for acquiring more insights. Sometimes young people get attracted to stay engaged in such games longer. Here we face a question: are they protected against such temptations? We need to clarify it and put limits.”
Kleinjan is inclined to investigate ‘digital balance’ to find out how customers use their digital time compared with other activities.
“Digitization is often treated negatively, but it’s about finding the balance. There are way more positive aspects including education, networking or working.”
Other members of the Advisory Board are CEO of Hunt & Hackett Ronald Prins, a professor at Amsterdam University Guda van Noort and Han Moraal from Eurojust of the Netherlands.
KSA strives for safer gambling within the last months as the market of the Netherlands expands after launching online verticals on 1 October.
KSA has fostered a new message referring to safer wagering. It says: “What does gambling cost you? Stop on time. +18”. All betting operators should apply this message by 1 April 2022.