Dutch gaming regulator fines Mr Green

The company was fined by the Dutch gambling regulator. Credits: Mr Green

The subsidiary of MRG has been fined €312k by the local gaming authority.

Netherlands.- The Dutch Gambling Authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has revealed that Mr Green Ltd, a subsidiary of MRG, has received a €312k fine due to a failure to prevent local players from gambling on its websites.

The KSA explained that besides failing to prevent Dutch players from betting on its websites, Mr Green allegedly failed to use IP blocking technology under the prioritisation criteria. It is expected that the company will appeal the fine, as it considers that most operators in the country don’t use IP blocking on their sites.

Earlier this month, the gambling authority said that it will hold a meeting for interested parties in The Hague on October 15th in order to discuss the risks regarding an increasing mix of gaming and gambling. “This happens especially in the digital domain. Games and games of chance are not always offered separately on the internet. Gambling is advertised on gambling websites and vice versa. Gambling elements pop up in games and typical casino games such as roulette can be played as a game,” said the authority.

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