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Holland Casino and VAN Kansspelen launch joint PR offensive against continued casino closings

Updated: Feb 3, 2021

Netherlands Gambling Authority chairman to speak at 2020 Gaming in Holland Conference

Join us on September 22, 2020 in Amsterdam for a “corona-proof” Gaming in Holland Conference. Save the date!

René Jansen, Chairman of the Netherlands Gambling Authority (KSA) has agreed to deliver the Conference’s keynote speech.

As a bonus, the 2020 Gaming in Holland Conference will take place one day prior to IGB Live in the Amsterdam RAI. Combine two events with one visit!

KSA chairman, leading operators to participate in GiH Webinar “Complying with CRUKS: Getting ready for the Dutch national exclusion register”

Join us on Thursday, May 28 at 15:00 for the Gaming in Holland webinar “Complying with CRUKS: Getting ready for the Dutch national exclusion register.”

In this webinar, we will discuss the current status of CRUKS, how the exclusion register will impact the industry, and the technical challenges of the ID verification process.

René Jansen, Chairman of the Netherlands Gambling Authority (KSA), will introduce the session with an update on the regulator’s preparations for implementing the Remote Gaming Act.

Next, our panelists, who represent leading domestic and international operators, as well as a trusted provider of ID verification solutions, will be in an excellent position to cover the topic of the Dutch national exclusion register from all relevant angles.


  • Janny Wierda, Director of Security at Holland Casino

  • David Foster, Head of Regulatory Affairs at GVC

  • Irwin Oedayrajsingh Varma, Managing Director of JanusID

The discussion will be moderated by Andrew Gellatly, Head of Global Research at VIXIO GamblingCompliance.

Click here to register:

Free whitepaper: “How to check CRUKS correctly”

Download the free JanusID whitepaper “How to check CRUKS correctly” to find out what steps you should take to comply with the rules regarding the future Dutch national player exclusion register.

Upcoming webinars and virtual events

The following webinars may be of interest to members of the GiH community.

  • Don’t miss the Gaming in Germany webinar “Responsible Advertising in a regulated iGaming market” taking place later TODAY AT 15:00 CET.

  • Tune in for the IMGL webinar “A sustainable response to Covid-19" on May 21 at 17:00 CET. The Gaming in EU webinar series continues May 27 at 16:00 CET with the Gaming in Spain webinar “A perfect storm? How to move forward in Spain’s new iGaming environment.”

  • On May 28, the EGR Weekly Virtual Series continues with “Percentage Play: How sports betting can fuel the US casino comeback and diversify risk”

Holland Casino and VAN Kansspelen launch joint PR offensive against continued casino closings

Holland Casino and trade association VAN Kansspelen have joined forces in protesting government plans to keep all Dutch casinos closed until September 1, 2020.

After expressing “deep disappointment” in a joint statement, Holland Casino and VAN Kansspelen subsequently conveyed their common concerns in a “constructive meeting” with Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker.

Citing “new circumstances and developments,” which Minister Dekker promised to consider, Holland Casino and VAN Kansspelen argued for an earlier re-opening. Follow-up consultations on this matter will be held in the near future.

Other attempts to speed up the re-opening of Dutch land-based casinos are rather less subtle.

In related news, VAN Kansspelen has recently partnered with employers’ organization ONL voor Ondernemers in order to advance its interests in The Hague.

Other news

Licensed charity lottery operator Fairshare Nederland has launched health lottery Care-a-Lot.

Germany has submitted the revised framework of its Fourth Edition of the State Treaty on Gambling to the European Commission.

The German state of Bremen’s Audit Committee has highlighted failings in state lottery operator Bremer Toto and Lotto’s (BTL) marketing practices and flagged a major conflict of interest in its governance.

New data released by the UK Gambling Commission shows that there has been no increase in the number of complaints about illegal gambling websites during Britain’s Covid-19 lockdown.

Online gambling rates in Sweden have declined since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), according to new data from the country’s Gambling Authority (Spelinspektionen).

The European Betting and Gaming Association (EGBA) claims that Sweden’s proposed deposit limits are likely to have unintended and detrimental effects – and harm more customers than they protect.

Sweden's gambling authority has called on the Swedish government to introduce a B2B licensing regime to reduce technical obligations on operators.

Mindway AI has partnered with to create virtual customer service agents that talk to at-risk and problem gamblers with a unique and individualized approach.

Playtech’s B2B sport business is currently generating a loss of €3m in adjusted EBITDA per month.

The return of Bundesliga football is good news for betting operators, but a “perfect Saturday” is still a way off.

Kindred Group will continue to accept Norwegian consumers despite a ruling by the lottery authority Lotterinemnda.

TCSJOHNHUXLEY has launched a range of unique safety products for casino staff, including a “Chip Sanitiser” with the ability to sanitize over 80 chips in a matter of minutes.


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