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Central Gambling Exclusion Register [Centraal Register Uitsluiting Kansspelen - CRUKS]

Notification Number: 2020/667/NL (Netherlands )
Date received: 22/10/2020
End of Standstill: 25/01/2021

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Message 002

Communication from the Commission - TRIS/(2020) 03844
Directive (EU) 2015/1535
Translation of the message 001
Notification: 2020/0667/NL

No abre el plazo - Nezahajuje odklady - Fristerne indledes ikke - Kein Fristbeginn - Viivituste perioodi ei avata - Καμμία έναρξη προθεσμίας - Does not open the delays - N'ouvre pas de délais - Non fa decorrere la mora - Neietekmē atlikšanu - Atidėjimai nepradedami - Nem nyitja meg a késéseket - Ma’ jiftaħx il-perijodi ta’ dawmien - Geen termijnbegin - Nie otwiera opóźnień - Não inicia o prazo - Neotvorí oneskorenia - Ne uvaja zamud - Määräaika ei ala tästä - Inleder ingen frist - Не се предвижда период на прекъсване - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare.

(MSG: 202003844.EN)

1. Structured Information Line
MSG 002 IND 2020 0667 NL EN 22-10-2020 NL NOTIF

2. Member State

3. Department Responsible
Ministerie van Financiën, Dienst Douane Noord, CDIU

3. Originating Department
Kansspelautoriteit, Raad van Bestuur

4. Notification Number
2020/0667/NL - H10

5. Title
Central Gambling Exclusion Register [Centraal Register Uitsluiting Kansspelen - CRUKS]

6. Products Concerned
The Remote Gambling Act [Wet Kansspelen op afstand - KOA] provides for a Central Gambling Exclusion Register (CRUKS). The Central Gambling Exclusion Register (hereinafter: CRUKS) must ensure that persons entered in the register can no longer participate in gambling offered under Dutch licences. The KOA tasks the Board of the Gambling Authority (Kansspelautoriteit - KSA) with maintaining the exclusion register and ensuring that licensed providers are connected thereto and can check whether or not a player may be admitted to their gambling offer. The register is open for persons who would like to voluntarily register themselves for exclusion and persons involuntary registered by a decision of the Board of the KSA.
CRUKS is the digital system of the KSA that the Board uses to implement the Act.

7. Notification Under Another Act

8. Main Content
Description of the operation of the CRUKS application.
The CRUKS application is a tool to facilitate the process of voluntary and involuntary exclusion from gambling. With this tool, a player can self-register for exclusion, the KSA can register a player involuntarily for exclusion and gaming providers can check whether a player who is logging in appears in the register (note: ‘gaming providers’ only refers to the providers licensed to offer gaming).

The attached document ‘CRUKS application description 20200916’ [Beschrijving Cruks applicatie 20200916] describes the CRUKS application and the technical connection specifications for the interface between a gaming provider and CRUKS.

9. Brief Statement of Grounds
Parties licensed to organise remote gambling, or gambling in casinos or arcades, are required to connect to CRUKS. Each time a player visits a casino, arcade or remote gambling website, the provider must consult CRUKS to check whether the player is registered in it. Players registered in CRUKS are not permitted to sign up for or log into remote gambling, or to enter a casino or arcade.
CRUKS registration and consultation can combat gambling addiction.
All applications for licences to offer gambling in an arcade, casino or remotely will be subject to a CRUKS assessment.
Connection to CRUKS is a necessary condition for granting a licence.

Non-discriminatory: the requirements apply to all parties licensed to offer gambling in an arcade, casino or remotely.
Necessity: CRUKS provides a complete list of excluded players to prevent a player who is denied access to one licensed provider from going to another licensed provider.
Least restrictive measure: it does not require any more than what is provided for in the laws and regulations.
Proportionate: the application and technical specifications are customary in the sector and in various European jurisdictions. In the drafting of the technical specifications and data model, open standards (drafted by the Netherlands Standardisation Forum) and internationally harmonised standards (ISO 27001) were used wherever possible.

10. Reference Documents - Basic Texts
Numbers or titles of the basic texts: 1. (revised) Gambling Act (Article 33h) > Notification No 2020/441/NL;
2. (draft) General Administrative Regulation on remote gambling (Article 6.2, amendments to the Decree on gambling recruitment, advertising and addiction prevention, Part 3, Articles 21 to 26) > Notification No 2020/442/NL;
3. (draft) Ministerial Order on remote gambling (Chapter 3, Section 6, Articles 23 and 24) > Notification No 2020/0506/NL.
The basic texts were forwarded with an earlier notification: 2020/441/NL: 2020/442/NL.

11. Invocation of the Emergency Procedure

12. Grounds for the Emergency

13. Confidentiality

14. Fiscal measures

15. Impact assessment

16. TBT and SPS aspects
TBT aspect

No, the draft is neither a technical regulation nor a conformity assessment procedure.

SPS aspect

No - the draft is neither a sanitary nor phytosanitary measure.

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