KSA sets €50,000 minimum fine for Covid-19 adverts

| By Robert Fletcher
Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has said that it will increase fines levied on any igaming operator that uses the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to promote their products by at least €50,000 (£45,501/$53,924).

The regulator said it had noticed both operators using Covid-19 to promote their offerings, using terms such as “Coronavrij gokken” (Corona-free gambling) to do so.

As a result operators, affiliates, review sites and unlicensed land-based operators would all face a 25% increase in the current penalty for illegal activity, meaning the minimum fine would start at €250,000.

This may be increased further, based on the content of the ad in question.

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