Online casinos ask for reprimands from Dutch regulators

Having announced last month that they intend to stop the potential threat posed by social casino gaming. The Dutch Gaming Authority has now reprimanded many local operators for posting advertisements of their merchandise to child-oriented websites.

Also known as Kansspelautoriteit, The Dutch Gaming Authority has officially alerted the country’s only casino operator, Casino Netherlands, along with lottery companies BankGiro Loterij, Nationale Postcode Loterij and Staatsloterij when ordering it to ‘stop advertising aimed specifically at youth’ .

Online casinos ask for a from Dutch regulators on this topic as participation in gambling can cause harm to teenagers, said a statement from the regulator. “The Dutch Gaming Authority noted that the organization advertises on a website targeting young people. These gambling providers, all of whom have gambling licenses, must stop immediately and must also take action to prevent recurrence.

In hopes of ending the violation and repeat, the Dutch Regulator stated that it would now impose fines of up to € 100,000 ($ 115,869) on gambling operators found to have marketed their services to minors or ‘re-advertised on youth sites.

The Dutch Gaming Authority, a regulator in the gaming market for the purpose of providing a safe and reliable gaming offering, has notified licensees of their advertising message, read the statement from the regulator.

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