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KSA appoints new chairs to advisory committee

| By Robert Fletcher
Dutch gambling regulator de Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has announced the appointment of two new independent chairpersons to its Objections Advisory Committee.
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Adriane Koppe and Monique van Oers will take over chairmanship duties from JME Feije, whose term expires in this month. Both Koppe and van Oers will serve three-year terms.

Knoppe is a lecturer in constitutional and administrative law at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Van Oers serves as director of legal affairs at the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets.

The KSA said the decision to split the role between two people is due to a rise in the number of sanction decisions. This has resulted in more objection procedures.

“We are pleased to have found two worthy successors for JME Feije, and thank her for her valuable efforts,” KSA chairman René Jansen said. “We consider ourselves very fortunate to have these two knowledgeable and experienced chairmen for our objection procedures.”

Recent KSA rulings

Confirmation of the appointments come after KSA this week warned two lottery operators they face fines of up to €1m if they continue to offer games not covered by their licences.

The KSA imposed an order subject to periodic penalty payments on Postcode Loterij and VriendenLoterij for offering online games that are not permitted under their lottery licences.

The two lottery operators said they will appeal the decision but will temporarily stop offering the games from 8 June.

Last month, the KSA fined Merkur Casino €45,000 for allowing a self-excluded player to enter its casino premises in the municipality of Almere.

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