KSA clarifies the license submission deadlines

The Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) Dutch regulator has clarified its rules concerning submission for prospective online licensees, announcing that certain license-receiving documents can be submitted later than the request.

When the Dutch market is open for business, the request to obtain an online license requires reports on the prospective licensee product’s specific components.

The KSA has now clarified that the application is not required until 1 July until 15 April to issue a license at the market’s opening date on 1 October, to the degree that the paperwork is provided.

KSA clarifies the deadlines for license requests

The launch date on 1 October, the third delay in controlled igaming in the country, was announced by Legal Protection Minister, Sander Dekker, earlier this week.

Online gaming has initially been scheduled to begin in the Netherlands on 1 January 2021, but KSA moved the launch date back to 1 July 2021 in November 2019.

In June, Dekker warned against further delays as launch plans were interrupted by the latest pandemic of Coronavirus (Covid-19), before revealing that it was scheduled to be opened up on 1 September three months later.

Despite delays in other areas, Dekkener said that Cruks is on tracks to be ready before 1 October. Last year, Dekker denied the concern that Cruks may have postponed the online launch, scheduled for 1 January at the time, as early as possible.

Dekker recognized the standard views held by the Association of VAN Kansspelen slot machines. However, he disagreed because Dekker argued that this could be a useful method, in conjunction with other measures such as money.

The Dutch have told the European Commission when the gambling act enters some other aspects of its new legislation. There are significant limits on the bonuses provided by operators. Gambling between 6 a.m. shall not be published. This includes the responsibility for licensees to create a policy on toxicity prevention. At the same time, players must determine their account’s maximum permitted credit and certain technical information, documenting needs and reporting licensees’ requirements.

This week, Dekker said that slower law enforcement could build a better regulatory climate when he moved the start date back.