Dutch regulator to clamp down on affiliates again

| By Robert Fletcher
The Netherlands’ Gaming Authority – Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has said it is starting a new round of action against affiliates offering unlicensed gambling in the jurisdiction.

The regulator said that especially now that the opening of the legal online gambling market is imminent, it is alert to illegal operators and advertisers who “want to make a quick move.”

In its previous round of action against affiliates, the KSA said it examined 44 websites, which were reported upon and sanctions were subsequently imposed.

Of the websites examined, 26 were found to be promoting online gambling and were forced to remove the adverts, with 20 removing them immediately, 3 upon warnings from the KSA that a penalty may be applied, while 3 were subject to further investigation.

Advertising online gambling remains illegal in the Netherlands until the country’s online market opens on 1 October.

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