KSA Fines Electraworks With 350,000 Euro Fine

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The gaming regulator of the Netherlands, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has fined GVC owned betting group Electraworks €350,000 for offering betting services to Dutch players.

The KSA claims that Electraworks was specifically targeted Dutch customers by offering the iDEAL payment service, which can only be used by residents of the Netherlands. The country currently prohibits online gambling, but is in the process of sanctioning the activity for customers. Despite the upcoming legalization, those skirting the current laws will be hit with heavy fines.

The KSA issued a statement about the fine, noting: "When combating illegal online offerings, the KSA focuses primarily on providers who target on Dutch consumers. The use of the iDeal payment method is thereby a criterion."

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12 August 2019 - 1:25pm

That's another hefty fine that probably would never be collected anyway,...unless from Electraworks decide to apply for a legal license in Netherlands when that's available, wouldn't have another option except for paying it then I guess.