After discovering that N1 Interactive, based in Malta, had offered games of chance to Dutch players via the betchan.com website, the Dutch Gaming Authority, Kansspelautoriteit (Ksa), penalised the company.
According to the authority, an examination discovered that the N1 site could be accessed from the Netherlands, despite the fact that the country was not listed as one where online gambling is prohibited.
Furthermore, there were several clues that the offer was intended at the Dutch player, one of which was the use of the word “Amsterdam” as a bonus code, according to the report.
The Ksa claims that “fine increasing circumstances,” such as no visible age verification and inactivity fees being imposed to gamers, were utilised when deciding the size of the penalty charge.
Remote Gaming Act
In the Netherlands, it is currently illegal to offer games of chance over the internet; however, this will change once the Remote Gaming Act takes effect on April 1.
As a result, companies can now apply for a licence to enter the country’s ecosystem, with enterprises who fulfil all of the tight requirements and gain certification being able to offer games of chance over the internet beginning October 1, 2021.
All of the parameters are in place to ensure a secure legal offer in which players can be certain of a fair game and are safeguarded from gambling addiction.
René Jansen, chairman of the board of directors of the Ksa said: “This includes a strict approach to illegal supply, now and after October 1.”
Because of the Ksa’s measures, the website betchan.com is no longer accessible from the Netherlands.