Ksa Issue N1 Interactive Fine For Illegal Games Offer

Published: 13th July 2021
Author: Joe Kizlauskas
Last Updated: 7th September 2022

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, even though 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 on 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 which 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.

joe profile pic

About Joe Kizlauskas

Joe is a seasoned iGaming copywriter and speaker who has been in the business since 2015. He's written more words on all elements of iGaming than he likes to remember, and he's contributed material to a number of well-known brands. Joe may be seen playing 5 a side, at the gym or playing games on his Playstation when he is not writing.