Last week the Dutch gaming regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) announced that they've handed out €350,000 in fines against CyberRock Entertainment NV and Honeydew Trading for offering online betting services without authorization.
The announcement comes as the offshore betting groups were offering online gaming sites that were primarily Dutch in terms of language and marketing, which drew the attention of the regulator. The offending sites were Play2Win Casino, Supreme Play Casino, Casino Fiz, Euro Fortune Games, Rockbet Casino, Vanguards Casino and Vegas Days Casino, and come as the regulator has been cracking down on groups that illegally offer services within the country.
The Netherlands has been working to regulate online gambling within their country through the Remote Gaming Bill. The bill is working on being passed through the Senate and would have a 29% tax rate on online betting services. Those fined by the KSA would face a period where they'd be restricted from applying for a gaming license.
It's unknown whether or not the KSA will be able to actually enforce the fines, as CyberRock is based out of Curacao, and Honeydew is based out of Cyprus, areas where the regulator has no jurisdiction.
Most of the casinos listed have been blacklisted by Casino Listings for several years, as the sites have withheld legitimate winnings, ripped off players, and have been outright rude to customers asking questions about delayed payments.
Casino Listings will follow the story and update readers as the operators address the fines.