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Dutch Regulator Ups Fines for Unlicensed Sites

The Netherlands gaming regulator Kansspelauthoriteit has revealed that they are raising the size of the fines it levies on unregulated online betting sites beginning August 1st to 150,000 euros.

The regulator is upping the fine from €100,000 depending on the volume of Dutch players and other factors including the number of websites and games offered to players. Fines given are discretionary by the Kansspelauthoriteit, and are looked at on a case-by-case basis.

The regulator considers a casino to be operating illegally in the country if they offer services in Dutch and advertise in the market, and is not necessarily dependent on sites using the .nl domain.

The regulator published the change as part of the country's transparency laws. Those interested in reading the new regulations can do so here.

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