KSA unveils new licensed trademark
The Dutch gambling regulatory authority, better known as the KSA, or Kansspelautoriteit, has published a new ‘licensed trademark’ that all operators need to showcase all over their respective portfolios as part of the ‘Remote Gambling Act’.
As of right now, the authority has been pretty stable with the timetable that was originally rescheduled for the enactment of this KOA Act rule. The Kansspelautoriteit will be releasing the Dutch online gambling’s licensing window on the 1st of April. All operators approved by KOA need to showcase the ‘Vergunninghouder Kansspelautoriteit’ (‘Licensed by Kansspelautoriteit’) trademark across their platforms including websites and all mobile apps.
The displayed trademark also needs to be a link, and has to redirect all users to the KSA licensing page, which tells the user the entire licensing provisions of the operators.
Back in January, the release of the licensing rule had to be postponed by the KSA for a month after the country’s Legal Protections Minister, Sander Dekker, stated that KOA needed to take another look at the KOA technical provisions.
The KOA regime was fixed after many discussions with the Kamer (who is the Dutch House of Representatives). Some changes that were made include some different technical standards that all operators have to reveal to the KSA once they apply for licences. Some of the other changes stated that the KSA has to make sure that all iGaming operators are following the duties imposed by the IMF guidelines concerning anti-money laundering measures and anti-terrorist financing.