KSA unites with BGC to form Benelux collaborative agreement

A Benelux collaborative agreement has been announced by the Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) and Belgium’s Gaming Commission Kansspelcommissie (BGC).

The collaboration has agreed to share insights on data, knowledge and the most efficient practices to strengthen regulatory and market monitoring capacities.

Furthermore, KSA and BGC management teams will collaborate in tackling shared threats on market integrity, AML and the prevention of gambling addiction.   

BGC President, Magali Clavie, emphasised: “Online games of chance are offered across borders. As a result, there is a greater need for international cooperation between regulators on (online) games of chance. Information exchanges with foreign colleagues are always very instructive.”

The Benelux agreement builds upon a number of previous similar deals unveiled by the Dutch regulator alongside the Swedish Gambling Authority, Malta Gaming Authority and France’s new regulatory agency L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux.

René Jansen, Chairman of the board of directors of the KSA, added on the agreement: “Such a memorandum of understanding forms a good basis for sharing knowledge, collaboration and a smooth exchange of information. At the same time, a clear signal is being sent to providers of games of chance that they are joining forces internationally.”

The KSA maintains that its Remote Gambling Act will enter into force on Thursday 1 April, from which date applications can be submitted to the Authority for a license to be allowed to offer games of chance via the internet in the Netherlands.