The Dutch Kansspelautoriteit has recently fined three companies a combined 2.15 million Euros.
The first penalized operator was Bingoal, which had a fine of 350 thousand Euros imposed on itself. It was fined for not checking the country’s Cruks self-exclusion registry before welcoming new players back in June of 2022.
Bingoal had violated the regulator’s guidelines because its certificate to access the registry was expired. The Cruks system requires operators to have a valid PKI certificate to view the registry of excluded players. However, these certificates have expiry dates, and operators are instructed to not accept any new players if they cannot access Cruks.
The next two gambling businesses were fined for much heftier violations. Equinox Dynamic and Domiseda and Partners were found to be offering gambling services in the country without the appropriate licenses, for which both firms had fines of 900 thousand Euros imposed on them.
Furthermore, the two companies were also in breach of a few of the Kansspelautoriteit’s other regulations, such as the mandate of age verification.
Domiseda and Equinox Dynamic were offering their services jointly on one website, with both acting as co-providers. Therefore, the Kansspelautoriteit decided to fine both of them an equal amount.
This latest enforcement action follows the Dutch regulator’s previous announcement of imposing record-breaking penalties on seven illegal operators, which resulted in a combined fine of 25 million Euros.