9 March 2021

KSA Updates re the Remote Gambling Act (Koa)

Category: Gaming law

Read here the online version of the original newsletter in Dutch.

Are you making a Koa licence application between April 1 and April 15?

Are you planning to apply for a license to offer remote games of chance between April 1 and April 15, 2021? 

If so, please let the KSA know, no later than March 15, by sending an email to info@kansspelautoriteit.nl. The subject heading should be ‘Interessemelding Koa’.’ This will help the KSA reserve sufficient capacity to process licence applications.

Interest in remote gambling licence (in Dutch)

Forms published for application remote gambling licence

As has been previously communicated, it is possible to submit an application for a licence under the Remote Gaming Act in phases. A summary of regulation of the remote gambling you can read here. If you submit your application before 15 April 2021, the required summary inspection reports on the components of the gaming system do not have to be included. However, the application does have to include a complete description of the gaming system. The KSA recently published the form for this purpose.

View the forms here (in Dutch)

Koa Act on remote gambling: 2 pillars

The Remote Gambling Act, which comes into effect April 1, 2021, will modernise Dutch gambling policy. Here you will the step by step plan for the licence procedure.

The law, which is formally an addition and amendment to the Gaming Act of 1964, has 2 pillars. The amendment of the law ensures that requirements in the field of addiction prevention receive a solid legal basis and additional requirements in the field of recruitment and advertising are imposed on providers of high-risk games of chance. In addition, the law makes it possible to apply for a licence to offer online games of chance.

Are you ready for the Koa Act (in Dutch)?