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."