Dutch Gaming Regulator Takes Hard Line on Unlicensed Sites

This week the Kansspelautoriteit (the Netherlands' gaming regulator) revealed they are gearing up to take on unlicensed gaming operators by upping the fines that offshore sites face for offering their services to Dutch players.

The regulator said that the fine for offering betting services to Dutch punters will be going up to €820,000 for offshore sites convicted. The penalty is significantly higher than the current structure, which gives operators a chance to stop offering services to players in the country, with fines coming only after that. The country has been gearing up to legalize and regulate online gaming within its borders, although the process is taking what seems like an eternity to be passed through.

There have been multiple operators fined for offering their services in The Netherlands, with heavy fines being levied only after the requests to leave have been ignored.

Casino Listings will update this story as we learn of operators who run afoul of the law.

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11 December 2016 - 12:54am

Obviously it will be dangerous from now on for the non regulated sites because these fines seems to be really huge, probably the authorities in Netherlands would finally succeed in regulation of the local market which is never an easy process.