KSA Fines Bingoal €350,000 for Breaches

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Belgian gaming operator Bingoal has been fined €350,000 by Kansspelautoriteit, after the Dutch regulator found the company breached self-exclusion rules when the company registered new users.

Bingoal was found to have allowed players to register accounts through their website without checking the Cruks self-exclusion database, which cross-references player information. The operator's public key infrastructure certificate (PKI) had expired during a three-day period of time in July of last year, which led to the lapse in proper checks. While Bingoal was awaiting a new certificate, it still allowed players to register accounts, triggering an investigation and fine.

It should be noted that Bingoal did file an appeal against the decision and the fine will not be enforced until the appeal is heard.

In a statement, the KSA commented: "Bingoal should not have done that; the law says that a player may only gain access to a high-risk game of chance after a game provider has determined that the player in question is not registered in Cruks.

"Cruks is an important tool to combat gambling addiction and to protect players against the undesirable effects of gambling."

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