KSA issues second fine to Casino.com

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The Dutch Gaming Authority KSA has imposed a fine of 450,000 euros on the company Onisac Limited of 450,000 euros. Onisac, based in Gibraltar, is the company behind the casino.com website.

The fine of 450,000 euros has various components. EUR 200,000 was imposed for offering online games of chance. This is only permitted in the Netherlands if a permit has been granted for this. The current Betting and Gaming Act offers no possibility for this.

A further fine was imposed because Onisac already received a fine from the KSA in 2013. René Jansen, chairman of the KSA: ‘This is a repeat offender. That makes the violation extra harmful and is reason to double the fine. “

The remaining 50,000 euro fine was imposed because the company, in addition to offering online gambling illegally, also charged unreasonable administration costs. 

The company charged players 5 percent administration fee per month if they were inactive for 180 days, with a minimum of 15 and a maximum of $500. A one-time warning was given 30 days in advance. This practice continued as long as there was money in the player account. The KSA assesses this as an unreasonable disadvantage for consumers. The site casino.com is now offline for Dutch users.