Kansspelautoriteit, the regulatory authority for the Netherlands, recently confirmed the dates for the implementation of its new responsible gaming policy. Most of the new rules will come into force on June 3, followed by the rest in October 2024.

Initially scheduled for May this year, the KSA postponed the implementation of the responsible gaming policy, justifying the need for more time to consider stakeholder feedback and the large volume of responses received.

Last year, the KSA granted the extension so that gaming industry stakeholders could provide feedback on proposed changes to the Responsible Gaming Policy, including measures to strengthen player care.

New rules on responsible gaming policy

Recently, the Dutch authority confirmed that it will implement most of the changed rules in June and publish them in the Official Gazette. However, some specific sections of the policy will come into effect only in October.

Articles 3.1.12 and 3.1.13 of the safe gaming policy rules, relating to the analysis and recording of gaming behavior, as well as interventions, will only be applied in the last quarter.

KSA highlighted that adjustments may occur depending on the feedback received. Thus, giving suppliers time to make necessary adaptations in terms of technology, policies and personnel.

In line with its Safe Gaming mission, the KSA introduced a new oversight agenda earlier this year.

The strategy for 2020-2024 focuses on areas of potential risk, as well as duty of care/addiction prevention and combating illegal online offers.