Dutch Gaming Authority’s Right to Fine iGaming Operators

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The court in The Hague ruled that the Dutch Gaming Authority rightly imposed fines on providers of online gambling. Online gambling is prohibited in the Netherlands. The court made the statements on July 13, 2017.

It involves fines of the Gaming Authority (Ksa) to providers Co-Gaming Limited (formerly Come On), based in Malta, and ONISAC Limited and Mansion Online Casino Limited, both based in Gibraltar.

The court considers the statement include that offering gambling online is prohibited and that the Gaming Authority is empowered to act against it. This prohibition and enforcement of the Gaming Authority in accordance with the court in line with the law of the European Union. The court calls again that the State Council has already ruled that the prioritization policy is not unreasonable, now specifically directed to the Netherlands providers could harm Dutch consumers.

The Gaming Authority is pleased that the court based its policy to address these providers in the interests of the consumer. Under current law, the Gaming Authority grants licenses to offer online, as the law now does not provide the opportunity to do so. They can online gambling therefore does not bind to strict conditions. Players (consumers) to run illegal gambling online, including manipulated games, big risks, especially on gambling and gambling debts.