Dutch Gambling Authority scolds another erring operator for targeting local players
Another online gambling operator has incurred the wrath of Kansspelautoriteit, the regulatory body charged with monitoring the Netherlands’ gambling market. In a statement from earlier today, the regulator announced that it has imposed a €350,000 fine on Curaçao-licensed CyberRock Entertainment NV and Cyprus-based Honeydew Trading Limited for targeting Dutch gambling customers without being authorized to do so.
As mentioned earlier, CyberRock Entertainment is licensed in Curaçao. The company provides online gaming services across multiple jurisdictions and via multiple brands. CyberRock Entertainment is listed as the sole shareholder in Honeydew, an online gambling company based in Nicosia, Cyprus. It is important to note that many of the gaming websites operated by CyberRock and its affiliate have been blacklisted or issued warnings by major online casino review websites after complaints from players over predatory behavior and inadequate response to issues.
Kansspelautoriteit said today that the two companies, through their multiple brands and most prominently through the Play2Win and Supreme Play casinos, have been targeting Dutch players, even though the provision of remote gambling services is illegal under current Dutch laws.
CyberRock and Honeydew have not been the first gambling operators to have been slapped hefty fines by the regulator over the past few months. Malta-based companies Betsson and MRG (parent company of Mr Green) have been among those penalized by Kansspelautoriteit for providing unlicensed gambling services. Betsson received a €300,000 fine in August, while Mr Green was fined €312,000 in mid-September.
Many Dutch Players Unaware of Legal Status of Online Gambling in the Netherlands
Commenting on the latest regulatory action against remote gambling operations, René Jansen, Chairman of Kansspelautoriteit’s Board of Directors, said that there are many Dutch people who do not know that online gambling is currently illegal in the country. As a result, they are gambling on unregulated websites, which exposes them to fraud and other related crimes. In addition, gambling on such websites makes it hard for Kansspelautoriteit and other competent bodies to monitor and assist vulnerable people, the regulator added.
The Dutch Gambling Authority has been extremely critical of the delayed re-regulation of the country’s gambling market. The so-called Remote Gambling Bill has been stuck in the Parliament for quite a while and it has been only this year that the Dutch Senate has begun discussions that are hoped to lead to its eventual passage. The piece of legislation was passed by the Lower House in the summer of 2016.
According to previous comments by Dutch lawmakers, the bill was expected to be passed and enforced by mid-2019. However, Dutch State Secretary Menno Snel has recently said that the new gambling law is likely to take effect in mid-2020. Mr. Snel made the prognosis as part of his responses to parliamentary questions related to the planned implementation of a higher tax on land-based gambling services. The new tax is, too, expected to take effect in mid-2020.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on the day’s top casino news stories.
The post Dutch Regulator Fines Online Gambling Operator with Questionable Reputation appeared first on Casino News Daily.
City of Dreams Manila Warms Up for New PokerStars-Branded Live Poker Festival
Friday September 28, 2018
The PokerStars LIVE Manila poker room at City of Dreams Manila is setting up its tables for the upcoming PokerStars Live Manila Super Series 9. This thrilling poker festival will run October 1-7 and will feature 15 different poker tournaments,
LeoVegas Goes Live with Flagship Playson Slot Games
Wednesday May 01, 2019
Playson online slots content goes live with LeoVegas across multiple European jurisdictions in the latest of a series of content deals recently inked by the operator Malta-based developer of online casino content Playson has inked a distribution agreement with online
The post LeoVegas Goes Live with Flagship Playson Slot Games appeared first on W88love.
S78bet Judi Taruhan Bola Via 7Sports
Tuesday October 30, 2018
S78bet Judi Taruhan Bola Via 7Sports | Agen Judi Bola Online Terpercaya | Situs Agen Judi Bola Terbaru | Daftar Situs Judi Resmi Bola Online | Situs Judi Bola SBOBET Terpercaya | Agen Judi Bola Resmi SBOBET | Daftar Agen Judi
The post City of Dreams Manila Warms Up for New PokerStars-Branded Live Poker Festival appeared first on W88love.