KSA Fines 1xBet €400,000

This week the Netherlands gaming regulator Kansspelautoriteit fined betting firm 1xBet for targeting Dutch players while not holding a gaming license.

The fine comes after an investigation from the KSA, who found alleged that 1 X Corp and Exinvest Limited committed the violations by making their site accessible within the Netherlands, while also offering a Dutch language feature and allowing deposits through iDeal, which is only available to punters in the country.

Both sites are alleged to run 83 websites that target the country, and as a result, the KSA dropped the hammer with the fine.

KSA Chair Rene Jansen spoke about the fine, saying: "Online gambling in the Netherlands is illegal; under the current legal regime for companies it is not possible to get a licence for offering online games of chance. Consumers are not assured of a safe game on an honest market with illegal providers."

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26 February 2019 - 8:24pm

Wow, we've had a discussion here at CL forum about 1xbet having... to say the least a suspicious practices but they've run how many...at least 83 illegal sites..that's crazy number.

I guess at least a dozen of other EU countries could go after them for the same violations...but is there a point in that at all after those fines would be hardly (if ever) paid.


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26 February 2019 - 10:04pm

Yeah they run loads of domains because they keep getting blocked in different countries. It's all pretty futile, they won't pay this fine and the authorities will keep playing whack-a-mole with the domains.

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