Dutch Gaming Regulator Looking for Assistance

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The Netherlands Kansspelautoriteit, the country's gambling regulator, has reached out to gambling regulators in other countries to help crack down on unlicensed betting sites offering services to their customers.

The regulator sent out letters to other enforcement agencies around the world, revealing that they are looking for assistance in getting offending casino operators to stop offering services to Dutch punters. The letter explains how the country's current system works, noting that offending sites could face fines or other punishment for offering games to residents of the Netherlands.Other things explained were the definitions of illegal, unregulated, and unlicensed within the Netherlands.

The regulator is hoping that the other countries will warn the operators, thus spurring them to stop offering the games. Whether the effort will be effective or not is another question, but at least the Kansspelautoriteit is working to try to enforce their country's laws.

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15 February 2018 - 7:42pm

Unregulated operators causing troubles to many European and world markets in general but shutting them down is a tough task for any regulators as many of the punters prefer such sites especially in the lack of good number of regulated casinos.