KSA to carry out slot machine inspections across Netherlands

| By Nosa Omoigui
Netherlands regulator De Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) will carry out inspections of slot machines across the country during October and November 2021.
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The checks are designed to ascertain whether the machines in question comply with new registration requirements – which have come into force since the launch of online gaming in the Netherlands on 1 October.

Slot machines have been required to record data about excessive participation for players since 1 April 2021. From 1 October, slot machines are now also required to record the visiting frequency of players.

A KSA statement said: “The new registration obligations are an important condition for analyzing player behaviour. The law not only legalizes the online gambling market, but also imposes new requirements on country-specific providers in the field of addiction prevention and advertising.”

The KSA recently opened up a consultation into responsible gaming research, regarding regulations for the provision of data to be used for research into gambling addiction.

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