In the Netherlands and the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) regulator has reportedly released its standards for those firms hoping to conduct official inspections as part of the country’s soon-to-launch regulated iGaming market.
According to a report from iGamingBusiness.com, online gambling is due to go live in the nation of some 14.4 million people from the first day of March under the recently-ratified Remote Gambling Act with prospective licensees required to have had their systems fully inspected by a body approved by the KSA. The source detailed that the regulator has now pronounced that it will only accept the results of such assessments from firms that have been accredited in at least a pair of other European Union member states and had their reports accepted within the last two years.
The KSA reportedly explained that its new standards will also oblige prospective testing bodies to be full members of either the International Laboratory Accreditation Forum or the International Accreditation Forum while being fully connected the Netherlands’ coming Centraal Register Uitsluiting Kansspelen (CRUKS) self-exclusion system.
Regarding specific rules around the coming iGaming audits and the regulator reportedly pronounced that it has based its coming standards on those already utilized in Denmark but with a few exceptions including one that will require operators to separate games not permitted in the Netherlands from those that are authorized. The body moreover asserted that it will not prescribe a specific format for the coming evaluations but will mandate that such investigations embrace three main areas covering the operation, implementation and design of online casino games.
Finally, the KSA reportedly declared that inspection results will only be accepted after the Remote Gambling Act has come into force, which is expected to occur from March 1 following the conclusion of a recently-launched consultation on a raft of new player protection rules.