NGA Establishes Policy Rules for Forced Inclusion into CRUKS

By | July 20, 2021

KSA, the Netherlands Gambling Authority, has shared news dedicated to the legal aspects of involuntary adding of gambling addicts to CRUKS.

CRUKS is the self-exclusion system, which has come into force together with the Remote Gambling Act on April 1. The tool is aimed at gambling addiction prevention, and it supports the provisions of the recently adopted gambling law that is focused on market regulation and safe iGaming.

What is the procedure of involuntary inclusion into the register?

In addition to the opportunity for casino players to add themselves to CRUKS, according to the law, this can be done by their family members, operators, or even an employer. The Dutch regulator has explained how this procedure is carried out. Thus, it has emphasized that the request to add a player to the self-exclusion system should be based on the possibility of financial, social, or other damage. Moreover, it should be done only in case if other less restrictive measures can’t help.

The published policy rules provide a detailed guide to the procedure, stating that the application form can be submitted electronically or via mail. It should consist of the following information: applicant’s name, surname, contact details, address, date, and place of birth, reasons to add a certain player to CRUKS with the explanation of signs that gambling can do damage to him or her. The document also includes an explanation of types of damage that are considered to be harmful to players. Among them are big financial losses, health injury, damage to gambler’s family, or surrounding society.

Kansspelautoriteit has also accentuated that all providers of games of chance have to be connected to the self-exclusion system. It will allow protecting players with the signs of gambling addiction from visiting online casinos licensed in the Netherlands.

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