The Netherlands’ gambling regulatory authority, Kansspelautoriteit, has published policy guidelines for “involuntary registration” to CRUKS, the Dutch gambling industry’s national self-exclusion scheme.
As of October 1, there will be a legal requirement under the Netherlands new KOA Act regime for all online gambling operators owning KSA licenses to centralize their player databases with the CRUKS self-exclusion system.
Sander Dekker, the Dutch Minister for Legal Protection, approved KSA policies on player voluntary or involuntary self-exclusion. It is to provide oversight on the “most sensitive matter in regulating online gambling.”
A family member or provider of games of chance can request that the Gaming Authority register a player in CRUKS. They can so this in order to prevent further personal financial or social harm.”
Moreover, for direct player enrolment, players will only need their Dutch digital DigiD identification or to register a personal form. It is also available to non-nationals seeking self-exclusion and will immediately self-exclude them.