René Jansen to end KSA leadership in 2024

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Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has confirmed that René Jansen will not stand for reappointment as Chairman of the Netherlands gambling authority.

This afternoon, KSA informed that Jansen, who’s tenure expires on 1 October 2024, “has chosen not to stand for reappointment because he will reach retirement age at the end of 2023.”

KSA has alerted Franc Weerwind, Minister for Legal Protection, of Jansen’s decision, in which he intends to end his chairmanship on 1 July 2024. 

Jansen explained: “In recent years I have committed myself to the Ksa’s mission of safe play with great energy and pleasure. There are many great challenges for the new chairman.” 

As Chairman, Jansen oversaw the launch of the KOA marketplace in 2021, regulating Dutch online gambling.

 Prior to announcing his resignation, Jansen had provided his feedback on online gambling developments as part of the Dutch government’s mandatory review of the KOA marketplace following its initial launch. 

Jansen had called for stricter duty-of-care requirements to be summoned  on licensed operators with regards to customer interventions, monitoring of harms and record-keeping of the play and transactions of at-risk-customers.

“KSA has an important role as a supervisor and enforcer in the various gaming markets,” Jansen cited.

“This management position is challenging, requires creativity, innovation and decisiveness, but above all has great social value.” 

The vacancy has been posted on the Dutch government’s General Administrative Service (ABD) in which KSA and the Minister of Legal Protections will review candidates to chair the Gambling Authority for a period of six years.