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The Netherlands' gaming regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has announced that they've issued fines of €86,528 and €11,056 against two operators that offered illegal gambling machines throughout the country.
The larger fine was given to Speelautomatenhal Schinveld B.V., who was found to have been running 45 slot machines illegally in the city of Schinveld. The company was using valid machines, but didn't hold the authorization to actually operate the machines. The company was initially warned after officials arrived at the facility, but a second visit saw those machines still in operations.
The second fine went to an individual entity, who was found to have been running machines throughout the city of Amsterdam. This individual was warned, but once again continued to run the machines.
In addition to imposing the fines, the machines were seized and have since been sold to operators with valid licenses.
News of the fine comes weeks after it was revealed that the KSA issued fines worth €3.5 million last year. It certainly appears that the regulator will be busy this year, clamping down ahead of regulation of online betting, which will come in 2021.