Dutch regulator to fight unauthorised operators

The Dutch gaming authority will take action against illegal gambling operators.

Netherlands.- Kansspelautoriteit, the Dutch gambling authority, announced that they will introduce a serie of actions in order to fight against unauthorized gambling operators. In the last few months the Dutch regulator sent letters to gambling sites that weren’t up to date with the current regulations.

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) said that from January 2017 any site working besides the new regulations will be directly eligible for enforcement action, with severe consequences if they violate the measures set in place by the KSA. Fines can be as high as €820,000 for the most serious crimes, or 10 percent of sales to Dutch punters.

Earlier this year the Lower House from the Netherlands voted in favor of an online gambling bill that would make it possible for international iGaming operators to apply for a license and provide services and products in the country. The bill still needs to be passed by the Senate, and multiple sources confirmed that they’re expecting to see its market regulated in 2018.