Yesterday Dutch gaming regulator Kansspelautoriteit dropped a hefty €310,000 fine on online betting operator Casumo Services Ltd for targeting Dutch players for their services without a license.
The fine comes as the KSA found that Casumo was targeting players in the country by offering chat support in Dutch, using iDeal (which is only open to players in the Netherlands), and allowing access to their site in the country. While the last violation is common among online casino operators, the first two are particular ones that have gotten other groups in hot water.
The fine comes months after Casumo was hit with a huge £5.85 million fine by the UK Gambling Commission, as the regulator found the group didn't do enough to protect problem gamblers.
The KSA is looking to crack down hard on unlicensed operators as lawmakers recently voted to legalize online betting and infrastructure is being worked on to regulate the activity. A huge number of unlicensed sites operate in the country, and skirting the laws will no doubt make things difficult for those groups if they look to operate in the new market.