KSA Fines Royal Panda, LeoVegas

Netherlands gaming regulator Kansspelautoriteit has announced that they've fined Royal Panda and LeoVegas for violating the country's online betting laws.

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.

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14 October 2019 - 1:04pm
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I think it's about time for the Dutch to regulate their market and just give the opportunity to all these operators to enter it legally there, but I guess the violators will have to pay their fines before getting a license.

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14 October 2019 - 11:11pm
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Yes, or not pay the fine and don't get a license. It will be interesting to see what happens in that respect.

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15 October 2019 - 5:23pm
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If I were a casino that wanted to target Dutch players, I'd remove the iDeal payment option and at least be a bit sneakier about it. Keeping that as an option is dumb.

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barbadosslim93 wrote:

If I were a casino that wanted to target Dutch players, I'd remove the iDeal payment option and at least be a bit sneakier about it. Keeping that as an option is dumb.

Good point there Dustin...you probably should create one😉 I'm serious!

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18 October 2019 - 12:14pm
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It really shocks me when such big operators like Leo Vegas make these type of mistakes that you would probably expect from small, dodgy operators..Also, Leo Vegas has so much more money - why a smaller fee?

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