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This week the Dutch gaming regulator Kansspelautoriteit dropped another heavy fine, this time hitting Onisac Limited with a €450,000 fine for targeting Dutch punters.
The group was fined for its Casino.com brand offering punters in the Netherlands their services without a gaming license. The fine is double a €200,000 fine issued by the KSA on the group, as they had previously been in violation of the country's laws. The regulator found that the operator was also charging unfair fees to punters for having inactive accounts, which resulted in a further €50,000 fine.
Commenting on the fine SKA Chairman Rene Jansen said, "This is a repeat offender. That makes the offence especially bad, and is grounds for doubling the fine."
The Netherlands has seen online betting regulation laws passed, but the activity is technically still illegal until the country implements the policies. It certainly doesn't look like Casino.com will be an operator getting a license when they can't follow the basic rules.