Tag archief: gambling

Dutch Gaming Authority reveals totalizator licensing procedure

Yesterday’s news issued by the Dutch games of chance authority (Kansspelautoriteit, “KSA”) marked the kickoff of a phased totalizator licensing procedure. The KSA announced a transparent process in which a single license for horse and harness racing bets will be granted to a new license holder in the period 2017 to 2022.

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Dutch Remote Gaming Act adopted by Parliament

The Dutch parliament finally passed the bill on remote gaming, enabling interested operators to obtain a long-awaited license to enter the Dutch market. One of the hot topics in Parliament was the tax rate. Eventually Parliament agreed upon a 29% tax rate, which rate is also applicable to land based gaming. The bill creates the …

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State Secretary insists on differentiated tax rate online gaming legislation

Last week, the long-awaited answers of the Dutch State Secretary for Security and Justice, mr. Dijkhoff, to the second round of questions regarding the upcoming Dutch Remote Gaming Act (“RGA”) were published. In this memorandum of reply, Dijkhoff provides answers to several topics related to the RGA bill. Among these topics, the proposed differentiated tax …

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Regulator signs cooperation agreement with 19 EEA-jurisdictions

Last week, twenty gambling regulators – amongst which the Dutch gambling authority (Kansspelautoriteit) – signed a cooperation agreement that provides a controlled and intensified exchange of information between the jurisdictions involved. This cross-border information exchange will consist of e.g. information regarding gambling operators, licensees, consumer protection and the prevention of gambling related fraud. Ten other …

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Highest fine in history for online gambling, regulator urges for new legislation

Today, the Dutch Games of Chance Authority (“KSA”) published its decision to impose a total fine of almost EUR 500,000 on two gambling operators for offering online gambling aimed at the Dutch public. The companies operating the gambling website at hand were subject to investigations carried out by the KSA during November 2014 – March 2015. …

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Massive interest in Dutch remote gambling licenses

Dutch remote gambling act

As earlier announced, the Dutch Games of Chance Authority (“KSA”) called online gambling operators to express their interest in a future license for offering remote gambling in the Netherlands. Already many online gambling operators have responded to this call. As much as 130 operators (among which established operators as well as start-ups) are eager to …

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