Kansspelautoriteit has warned customers that unlicensed websites will no longer be available to access in the Netherlands as it prepares to enforce new measures.
The Netherlands.- The Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has issued a consumer warning advising customers that unlicensed gaming sites will soon become inaccessible from the Netherlands.
The KSA is preparing to roll out new measures following the launch of the Netherlands’ licensed igaming market in October.
Soon after the launch of regulated online gambling, the KSA announced new measures to prevent unlicensed operators from targeting Dutch consumers.
These include IP and payment blocks plus a steep rise in fines. It will now go after all unlicensed operators and not only those actively targeting marketing at Dutch players. The regulator has already said that it is monitoring 25 websites.
The KSA has doubled its staff and relocated to new offices in the Hague in order to expand its compliance and enforcement divisions.
Netherlands to issue more igaming licences
The regulated Dutch online gambling market opened with just 10 licensed operators, although more licences have since been granted, including most recently to BtoBet. More are expected to follow.
Major players including Entain, Betsson and Kindred Group and Betsson have been blocking Dutch players since October while they hope to obtain licences in April. Ireland’s BoyleSports has plans to enter the market with Aspire Global’s platform
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