KSA pushes back amended Responsible Gaming Policy to June

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The Dutch gaming authority, Kansspelautoriteit, has pushed back the publication of its amended Responsible Gaming Policy to June.

The publication date of the amended policy rules in the Government Gazette has been pushed back from the beginning of May 2024 to June 3, 2024, due to the response period extension the KSA gave to gaming industry stakeholders to comment on the proposed changes, as well as the large number of responses the authority received.

Upon request, the extension was issued in December last year to give stakeholders across the gaming sector extra time to provide feedback on the proposed Responsible Gaming Policy changes, including a tightening of the duty of care of online providers for their players. 

Due to the extra time needed to consider the responses received carefully, the KSA has postponed the publication of the proposed policy changes until June.

Once published on June 3, the authority stated that the majority of the amended Policy Rules would immediately come into effect.

An exception is the new provisions that require significant IT adjustments at online providers, as the KSA is aware that providers will need more preparation time. A date for when these provisions will come into effect will be announced shortly.

Earlier this year, the KSA presented a new supervisory agenda as part of its ‘Safe Gaming’ mission alongside public objectives to bolster player protection.

Detailed within its 2020-2024 Strategy, the agenda highlighted four areas of possible additional risk in 2024: duty of care/addiction prevention; combat illegal online offerings; support of partners; and compliance with the provision of data.