KSA publishes 2022 annual report

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KSA publishes 2022 annual report

The Dutch Kansspelautoriteit has recently published its first-ever full annual report, detailing its activities in 2022.

Since its opening back in October of 2021, the regulated Dutch iGaming market has grown rapidly. 2022 was its first full calendar year, giving the Kansspelautoriteit the opportunity to publish its first-ever full annual report.

The regulator covered certifications in the country first, stating that a total of 24 gambling licenses have been issued in the Netherlands, with 21 of them being active and in use. The KSA added that it currently has 13 applicants being reviewed and mentioned that so far only 33% of its applications have managed to get approved.

Next up in the report, the Kansspelautoriteit covered the country’s self-exclusion system, Cruks. In 2022, nearly 30 thousand new people registered with the service, increasing its total number of users to over 36 thousand. The regulator added that it is estimated that around 85 percent of Dutch players enjoy the gambling pastime with licensed operators.

Lastly, the KSA detailed its fines in the evaluation, stating that the total amount of amercements in 2022 amounted to nearly 30 million Euros. The regulator added that in most cases, a warning or a cease-and-desist letter is all that’s required to get illegal operators to leave the country and stop accepting Dutch players. However, the authority stated that for repeated violators, it has to take much heftier enforcement actions.

One such penalty was imposed at the end of 2022, where the KSA fined six companies over 27 million Euros. Read more about one of the Kansspelautoriteit’s largest group fines here.