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Dutch Gambling Authority Strikes Deal With Payment Providers

The Dutch Gambling Authority Kansspelautoriteit has announced that it has come to an agreement with various payment processing firms, blocking them from servicing illegal offshore betting operators.

As a result of the deal the following payment service providers are agreeing to block services to unlicensed operators in the Netherlands: Mollie BV, DialXS BV, BV Sisow, Currence, Mastercard and members of the Payments Association Netherlands, Dutch Banks and PaySquare SE.

Kansspelautoriteit claims that the payment firms see blocking the illegal payments as their social responsibility, and issued a statement where they spelled out their strategy, noting: "If an illegal provider receives no money from a consumer, it becomes futile to be illegally operating in the market.”

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