KSA Apologises for Launch Issues

The chairman of the Kansspelautoriteit, the Netherlands gaming regulator, apologised this week for the issue that took place during the rollout of the regulated internet gambling market earlier this month.

Rene Jansen, the head of the KSA explained that a technical fault in the self-exclusion database caused the delay, which caused the market to launch the next day. The self-exclusion database itself was not available until October 4th.

Regarding the launch Jansesn wrote: "I am really sorry that it turned out this way and I am of course very aware of my administrative responsibility for these start-up problems.

"We have pulled out all the stops to resolve the issues as quickly as possible."

Jansen also addressed the scant 10 gaming licenses that have been doled out, noting that additional software and operators were in the pipeline to expand the options for players.

"The first licensed providers have a wide range, and all game types are represented, but we are not there yet," Jansen continued. "It is good if the market is further expanded to make the choice for the player broad and attractive. That is a means to ensure that, if the Dutch want to play, they do so with legal providers so that they are as well protected as possible."

The chair also went onto explain that the outlook for the Dutch market as a whole will be a clearer picture

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.

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