KSA Cracks Down on Unlicensed Gaming Machines

Dutch gaming regulator Kansspelautoriteit is keeping busy, announcing this week that they've sent notices to 37 companies that are offering unlicensed gambling machines in the country.

The regulator said that all but one of the companies that were offering illegal machines have stopped running them, and that the one outstanding group will face penalties. This could be a fine or even the loss of the operator's gaming license. The offending operators didn't have both an operating and license permit, hence the infraction.

Regarding the warnings, the KSA said in a statement: "The KSA issues operating licences. An operating permit states that exploitation may only take place in places for which a presence permit has been issued.

"A presence permit, which is issued by municipalities, guarantees, among other things, that gaming machines are only present at locations that are mainly visited by adults. These are called high-threshold catering locations. An open gambling machine in a snack bar, for example, is not allowed."

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Dustin Jermalowicz // News Editor
Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.

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