Dutch Gambling Regulator Collected A Record Amount Of Fines In 2018
In 2018, the dutch gambling regulator kansspelautoriteit collected a record high amount in the form of fines submitted to operators.
Last week, the regulatory authority kansspelautoriteit (ksa) announced that in 2018 he made penalty financial recovery in the amount €1 709 800, which is almost twice the amount of 2017 and more thanfog times – 2016. For comparison: the total amount of fines imposed by the uk gambling commission for 2018 is a little more £27 million.
The growth of the number of fines occurred after the ksa announced new, stricter rules for online operators, which were not in a timely manner to block the access of residents of the state to their sites. The overwhelming majority of them in 2018 were imposed on five online operators with an international license: bet-at-home, betsson, cyberrock / honeydew, mr green and william hill.
Some operators ignored the fact that the existing dutch gambling laws are contrary to the rules of the european trade restrictions between member trade restrictions between. However, these appeals are, as a rule, turn out to be unsuccessful when considering the case in dutch cours.
The former ksa chairman, who left his post in october, criticized the dutch regulator for the delay in the dutch regulator for the delay in the adoption of a bill on interactive gambling, which will eventually allow ksa to issue their own licenses for gambling on the internet.
Earlier, ksa reported on the intestanio to tighten the gambling regulation and analyze the mixing of gambling and gemina.