Chief Dutch gambling regulator on the way out

News on 6 Jul 2018

After five years as CEO of Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit, Marja Appelman is set to depart on August 1 to take up a new appointment as executive director of the government’s Housing Market Directorate at the Ministry of the Interior.

Government has not yet announced her successor, but the regulator has a strong management team which has supported Appelman as she rolled out stricter rules against contraventions of the country’s gambling law, and participated in lobbying efforts for the re-regulation of the Dutch gambling market.

Appelman’s departure has entailed her resignation as the elected chair of the Gaming Regulators European Forum, where vice chair Claire Pinson of ARJEL will take over until the next election in 2019.

Thanking Appelman for her service, a statement from the regulatory authority applauded her management, in which “the supervision of the gambling market has become more proactive, more risk based, and more focused on international cooperation.”

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