The gaming regulator of the Netherlands, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has announced that they've moved to stop 23 affiliate marketing sites from advertising gambling services within the country.
The decision comes after the KSA conducted a study where they looked at 44 affiliate sites. They found 26 websites that had targeted Dutch players, and contacted the groups to stop the activity. 20 withdrew the ads after the KSA reached out to them, and three more pulled the ads after sanctions were threatened. The other three sites haven't yanked the ads and are being investigated still.
The KSA released a statement on the study, noting: "Protecting consumers is an important objective of the KSA. Participants in games of chance from providers without a licence are not guaranteed a fair game. Nor is it possible to monitor the participation of vulnerable groups, such as young people."
None of the sites mentioned in the study were named.