KSA takes action against 15 affiliates for promoting offshore operators
Research discovered 15 websites that violated the Remote Gambling Act. In 13 of those cases, an order subject to a penalty has been imposed, while two are still under investigation.
The KSA said several of the offending companies immediately discontinued their illegal marketing or switched to advertising the offerings provided by the 11 firms to have received a licence so far.
Offering online gambling without a licence in the Netherlands is prohibited. Formerly a grey market for many years, the licensed market went live on 1 October 2021.
Several leading operators are locked out of the country as a result after failing to secure a licence. Public companies including Entain, Kindred and Betsson are confident of obtaining a licence in 2022 but have taken a serious hit to revenue in the intervening period.
The KSA has pledged to periodically conduct research into gambling industry advertisers in order to catch affiliates that are still promoting offshore providers.