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The two operators are accused of targeting Dutch players, with an investigation finding that both brands provided access to players in the country. The casinos also used the iDEAL service to facilitate financial transactions. The kicker here is that the service is only available to residents of the Netherlands, giving the regulator a smoking gun for fines.
Royal Panda was given a €400,000 fine and LeoVegas was fined €350,000 for their infractions.
The Netherlands is gearing up to regulate online betting, which will see it authorizing operators to offer services in the country. It's not known what, if any restrictions offending groups will find when the market opens.