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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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Amount of fines for illegal online gambling will increase as from 1 August 2015

The Dutch Games of Chance Authority (“KSA”) announced that it will amend the amount of fines applicable to the illegal provision of online gambling as from 1 August 2015. The basic amount – being the minimum fine that may be imposed – increases by 50%, from € 100,000 to € 150,000. This increased amount is …

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Fine for gambling operator, software supplier as well as directors involved

The Dutch Games of Chance Authority (“KSA”) has published its decision to impose a EUR 180,000 fine on a gambling operator, its software supplier and the software supplier’s directors for offering online gambling targeted to the Netherlands. This was done through 14 websites using Dutch language and the Dutch flag. Hence, the websites were clearly targeted …

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Resistance against different gambling taxes; complaint EC lodged

Dutch media reported that the proposed Remote Gambling Act (“RGA”) is subject to a complaint filed with the European Commission. The sector organization of slot machines, VAN, submitted the complaint stating that unlawful state aid is involved in the differentiation of gambling taxes. Under the RGA, a tax rate of 20% has been proposed for …

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Dutch gaming authority signs Letter of Intent with authority Isle of Man

Last Wednesday, the director of Supervision Commission Isle of Man and the director of the Dutch Games of Chance Authority (“KSA”) have expressed their intention to join forces by signing a Letter of Intent (“LoI”). The LoI offers a regulatory framework for further cooperation in the field of cross-border supervision, consumer protection and to streamline …

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Interest in future gambling license grows, tax related parliamentary questions have been posed

Parliamentary questions have been posed in reply to the reports regarding the massive interest among online gambling operators in a future remote gambling license.

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