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Belgian and Dutch regulators sign memorandum of understanding

| By Nosa Omoigui
The Belgian Gaming Commission has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with their Dutch counterpart de Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), which will see both regulators work together closely going forward on causes including player protection and combatting illegal gambling.

This document, signed by CJH president Magali Clavie and KSA chairman of the board René Jansen, guarantees an exchange of information between the two bodies as well as mutual support concerning supervisory tasks.

“Online gambling is offered across borders,” Clavie said.

“The result is an increased need for international cooperation between (online) gambling regulators. The exchange of information with foreign colleagues is always particularly instructive.”

Under the memorandum, the two regulators will work together toward objectives including the fight against crime, the protection of gamblers and the prevention of gambling addiction.

The online gaming market within the Netherlands is set to open from 1 July 2021, 6 months after it was orginally intended to launch.

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