The Dutch Gambling Authority has postponed the publication of new Responsible Gaming Policy Rules due to the “large number of responses.”


After originally being pencilled in for publication at the beginning of May, June 3 is the new date where the rules will “immediately come into effect,” Kansspelautoriteit said.

The KSA began the process of updating its Responsible Gaming Policy Rules in December last year. The proposed changes include a bigger focus on operator duty of care towards players.

But the KSA said: “Due to the extension of the response period for everyone who wanted to provide input and the large number of responses, the KSA has decided to postpone the publication date to Monday, June 3, 2024.

“After publication of the proposed changes, the KSA decided, upon express request, to give all consulted parties more time to submit a response.

“The submitted responses were then carefully considered. This took more time than anticipated; therefore, the publication date has been postponed.”

The regulator said that while the rules will come into force for the bulk of the igaming industry at the start of June, it will make an exception for new provisions that require "significant IT adjustments at online providers.”

“The KSA is aware that these provisions require more preparation time for providers,” it said, adding it will “announce the date on which these provisions will come into effect shortly.”