René Jansen is the chair of the Netherlands Gambling Authority, KSA or Kansspelautoriteit. He has expressed his views about the intricacies of the challenging regulatory environment of the country. Jansen voiced his views in a detailed blog post. He elaborates on the issues facing the Dutch gambling market and stressing the need for a fair and balanced approach to regulation and taxation.

Jansen clarified that understanding the gaming market’s complexities required a broader perspective. While concerning, he acknowledged anecdotal cases of individuals experiencing gambling-related problems not providing enough data. Nonetheless, Jansen acknowledged that rising political and public careful examination significantly pressured regulatory organs.
Jansen noted that the inability to use fake IDs and bank accounts posed a outstanding limitation while the KSA is doing its best with its available resources. Such tools remain invaluable in discretely investigating suspected violators and gathering data on their customer-facing practices. As stressed by Jansen, Kansspelautoriteit had other methods of obtaining information, however, these were less effective.
The KSA has also touched on the relationship between the regulator and gambling providers. Jansen highlighted the importance of partnership and defended the frequent consultations of authority about responsible gaming policies. According to Jansen, open communication was important to setting clear expectations and discouraging undesirable behaviors of the industry.
Jansen was adamant that the KSA remained watchful against operator violations and routinely launched investigations against providers exhibiting suspicious behavior. The authority does not hesitate to sanction offenders and employs a broad range of measures to correct deficiencies and ensure operators take proper long-term remedial action.
Their effectiveness as a substantial hit to a company’s bottom line is often enough to ensure compliance as proven by the financial sanctions. These measures also have a preventive effect, discouraging operators from compromising their compliance policies for short-term gains. Nevertheless, Jansen noted that enforcement was difficult and time-consuming, necessitating evolving regulatory strategies.