This week the Dutch gaming regulator Kansspelautoriteit announced that they've fined The Stars Group €400,000 for offering their services to gamblers in the country.
The KSA conducted an investigation that showed that TSG's PokerStars subsidiary offered their services to players during the second half of 2018. The key to the investigation was that PokerStars allowed punters to deposit using iDEAL, which is a method that's restricted to users located within the Netherlands. The end result was a hefty €400,000 fine.
The big fine is the latest from the KSA, who's been cracking down on operators offering services to Dutch players. The Netherlands is in a period of upcoming regulation for online betting, as they're working to bring a liberalized market to players. License applications will begin being accepted on July 1st, 2020 and the market will open officially on January 1st, 2020.
Yeah, a really hefty fine that one and it just hard to believe a company of the Poker Stars rang could allow themselves such an oversight or even mistake if you will..but otherwise it should be considered a fully conciseness breaking of the rules..?!