Dutch regulator selects beneficiaries of gaming addiction fund

Dutch regulator selects beneficiaries of gaming addiction fund

The Dutch gambling regulator has chosen which three agencies will receive funds to tackle gaming addiction.

The Netherlands.- The KSA has chosen the three agencies that will receive funding from the Netherlands’ new gaming addiction prevention fund, Verslavingspreventiefonds (VPF).

The VPF will be created under the Netherlands’ Remote Gambling Act, which will finally enter force on April 1.

The fund aims to finance the anonymous treatment of gambling addiction, research into prevention and treatment, and a national support service.

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The KSA has named The National Healthcare Institute, ZonMw and Human Assistance Network for Daily Support (HANDS) as the three beneficiaries of the fund. 

The National Healthcare Institute will use its portion of the funds to implement an anonymous online treatment service for problem gamblers.

ZonMw, a government body that finances health research, will coordinate investigations into gambling addiction.

HANDS, meanwhile, will create a national support service, which is due to launch on October 1, the same day the regulated online gaming goes live. 

In an interview with Focus Gaming News this week, René Jansen, chairman of the KSA, said that the regulator was happy with the measures that were in place ready for the market’s launch.

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