KSA Chair Urges Spending Limits on Gambling

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Kansspelautoriteit Chairman Rene Jansen this week urged the Dutch government to introduce spending limits on gamblers to help protect those playing from experiencing addiction.

Jansen made the call to the government on September 7th at the European Association for the Study of Gambling conference. The chairman said that controlling gambling behaviours through limits is a start, but will need to be augmented with proactive measures that engage players to help keep them from acting in a harmful way.

Jansen said that other European countries have mandatory deposit limits, but that in the Netherlands such limits are optional. He said he'd prefer to see the government work in ways to make things mandatory.

In a statement, Jansen told the KSA: "I increasingly wonder whether we offer sufficient protection and safety to players with the current interpretation of the duty of care. I see that the behaviour of gambling providers still leaves a lot to be desired.

"Tightening up the duty of care is therefore not an unnecessary luxury and we can learn from other countries, but the ultimate choice lies with the legislator."

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