KSA to investigate slot machine arcades
Netherlands’ Gaming Authority, Kansspelautoriteit, are investigating slot machine arcades due to various reports on self-withdrawal violations.
KSA states that they have received many reports on that matter.
Before giving players an access, operators need to make sure that all clients are registered in Centraal Register Uitsluiting Kansspelen, a gambling self-exclusion system and database in the Netherlands.
Nevertheless, KSA is not able to control certain situations, but sometimes the CRUKS registrations are ignored.
Kansspelautoriteit has expressed its opinion on the matter calling it a serious situation.
“Players are included in Centraal Register Uitsluiting Kansspelen because they have gambling problems and cannot control it. If after the investigation we see that violations were made, the KSA is going to apply sanctions.”
Last year KSA conducted an audit of twenty arcades, explaining that many of them do not follow Sweden’s legal requirements, so this case is not the first one for the KSA.
This happened not long after the regulated market was launched in October. The register is meant to serve as a powerful tool in the fight against gaming addiction.
Players have a chance to register on their own, or they can apply for registration from another environment. Players who have registration are banned from gambling with licensed operators.