KSA issues €3.5m worth of fines in 2019


The Dutch Gaming Authority (Ksa) imposed fines of 3.5 million euros in 2019.

Ten administrative fines were imposed in connection with the offering of online games of chance to Dutch consumers. The fine parties were Exinvest / 1XCorp (February), Casumo Services (April), Onisac (April), Simbat (June), Spinity (June), Trannel International (August), ElectraWorks (August), TSG Interactive Gaming Europe (September) , Royal Panda (October) and LeoVegas (October).

Ksa chairman René Jansen said: ‘The online gaming offer is huge. Enforcement choices must be made. In mid-2017, while awaiting the legalization of online gambling, the Ksa tightened the criteria it uses to select online providers for enforcement measures.

This criteria is aimed at protecting Dutch consumers against illegal online offers. Parties that use the Dutch language, Dutch symbols and Dutch payment methods, for example, will have to deal with the Ksa. There are several reasons for doubling the fine. For example, the basic fine has been increased , a recidivist has been included and more large providers have been fined than before. ‘

Fines were not always paid in the past. Jansen: ‘We cannot yet say whether the fines imposed in 2019 will all be paid, because there are still time limits. We do see, however, that more and more people do pay. That is, we think, because the Remote Games of Chance Act has been adopted by the Senate. Probably from 1 January 2021 online gambling licenses can be applied for. If a fine has not been paid, we consider a party to be unreliable. And by definition, non-reliable means no license. ” Fines that are paid flow into the state treasury.