KSA introduces problem gambling register

By Sehaj Dhillon

Dutch gaming regulator, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has unveiled new rules that could see people be involuntarily excluded from certain forms of gambling.  

As a result of the Remote Gambling Act, the KSA says there will be a Central Register of Exclusion of Games of Chance – called Cruks.  

Cruks came into effect on 1 April 2021, and from 1 October, companies must identify whether a player is on the Cruks register before allowing them to play.  

The KSA says the register is “an important remedy for gambling addiction” and could see players removed voluntarily or involuntarily.  

Involuntary registration allows someone close to the player to submit a request for them to be registered. This could be a family member, employer or even a gaming provider.  

The KSA said: “It should also be clear that less drastic measures will not help. We realise these are major decisions. That is why we have developed a careful procedure in the Policy Rules for Involuntary Enrolment.” 

In addition, the KSA has removed a Facebook account on Tuesday, which was believed to be organising illegal lotteries.  

The regulator said it has been focusing on social media accounts that offer illegal lotteries “for some time." 

The KSA requested that Facebook remove the pages in question and its request was accepted,  

This is now the first time an account has been deleted as a result of a KSA investigation. 

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