The Netherlands gambling regulatory authority Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has published the requirements needed for potential licensees to receive an online gambling license. These include a full breakdown or ‘systems report’ of the platform and software that the service intends to use, plus how they will be utilised to serve the Dutch markets.
On top of this, applicants must also provide a breakdown of the games they intend to launch too.
These are key procedures in the licensing conditions of the Dutch Remote Gambling Act (KOA Act), which is due to be launched in March 2021.
The KSA has asked for all system and games reports to be given as a ‘signed management summary’. It has placed all requirements given thus far in its ‘Inspection Scheme for Game Systems’ document. However, the regulator has warned that this is not the final document. Some further changes to it might still occur.
The auditor for these system inspections must be accredited to carry out these procedures by at least two member states of the European Union. They must also be members of either the International Laboratory Accreditation Forum (ILAC) or the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).
As the launch of the KOA act draws closer, the Dutch regulator is allowing prospective parties to now participate in ‘feasibility tests’ to try the current protocols as they currently stand. These tests would be maintained until the middle of January 2021.
Following such tests, the KSA plans to publish its final KOA model and completed policy documents, in preparation for the opening of its licensing application window.