The Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, Kansspelautoriteit, and the UK Gambling Commission have signed ( KSA and UKGC ) a ‘cooperation agreement’. It will help to ‘better support their respective supervisory roles’.
René Jansen, the chairman of the KSA, told Dutch stakeholders that the two organizations focus on combating gambling addiction. They also aim at protecting players and combating international criminal activities.
The regulators will share general information and also exchange regulatory best practices on enforcement policies and licensing.
“Such a memorandum of understanding forms a good basis for sharing knowledge, collaboration, and smooth information exchange,” Jansen said.
The KSA continues to expand its cooperative agreements with counterpart European regulatory agencies ahead of the scheduled launch of the Netherlands regulated KOA online gambling regime on October 1.
New collaborative partners secured throughout 2020 are France’s Autorité Nationale des Jeux, the Belgium Gambling Commission, Sweden’s Gambling Inspectorate Spelinspektionen and the Malta Gaming Authority.
Gambling legislation is left to individual European governments. Still, the European Union advised regulatory agencies to collaborate to harmonize standards and business practices across member states.