Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has finalised which agencies will receive its new gambling addiction prevention fund Verslavingspreventiefonds (VPF).
The Verslavingspreventiefonds (VPF) will be formed in accordance to the country’s Remote Gambling Act and will launch on April 1.
The three chosen agencies to benefit from the fund are The National Healthcare Institute, ZonMw and Human Assistance Network for Daily Support (HANDS).
HANDS will form part of the motion to create a national support service for those affected by gambling addiction. This service is set to launch on October 1. Government body ZonMw responsible for funding health research will target gambling addiction research. The National Healthcare Institute will offer an anonymous online treatment service to problem gamblers.