KSA Issues Report on Illegal Gambling Advertising

The Netherlands' gaming regulator Kansspelautoriteit announced this week that it has concluded an investigation into different affiliate betting sites, noting that 14 out of 33 gambling websites it looked into violated the country's policies on promoting illegal gambling to Dutch citizens.

The sites that broke the rules were found to have been providing targeted gambling ads for unlicenced sites and also targeted customers that had used the country's CRUKS self-exclusion programme.

The owners of the sites are reportedly hiding their identities from the regulator, making it hard to issue punishment. The KSA did say that they're starting a secondary investigation to identify those who own the websites.

This move comes as the country's Ministry of Justice and Security began the process of gathering information to possibly implement gambling limits for online betting. Minister Franc Weerwind is looking to implement a loss limit of €150 on gamblers under 24, while issuing monthly risk checks for players over that age who bet more than €350. Players will also get reminded every 30 minutes to show what they've bet and lost.

There are other measures being proposed, including fining those who break online betting rules and implementing a universal loss limit for players, no matter their age.

Casino Listings News is following both stories and will be updating readers as we learn more.

About the author

Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.


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