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KSA fines Sarah Eternal EUR280,000 per week until they stop unlicensed offerings

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In the Netherlands the Kansspelautoriteit, the gambling regulator, fined Sarah Eternal a week-long fine of EUR280,000 ($300,506/PS240,866) for not having a license.

Sarah Eternal was offering casino games on CasinoSky.com without the required licence. Sarah Eternal will be fined three times by the KSA if it fails to stop the violations. The maximum penalty is EUR840,000.

Inspectors from the KSA were able go to CasinoSky.com, deposit money and bet with Sarah Eternal illegally. The regulator subsequently imposed a penalty-laden order.

The KSA stated: “The Netherlands have a well-regulated gambling market that better protects players.”

The KSA takes strong action to stop illegal deals. The KSA often stops illegal supply quickly by issuing an order with a fine attached.

Sarah Eternal Sanctions Following Vote to Ban Online Slots

The Netherlands House of Representatives voted in April to ban online gambling that is “high risk”, including slot machines. The house also voted to ban targeted advertising for online gambling.

Socialist party MP Michiel van Nispen put both motions forward. Other motions were passed for the identification of gambling and financial risk checking.

Van Nispen thinks that the inability of players to control the outcome of an online slot is one of their main reasons for banning them. A majority of 79 people voted in favor of the motion to ban internet slots.

Franc Weerwind, the Netherlands minister of legal protection will now review the legislation and determine whether the motions are put into action.

The Netherlands passed a law in July 2023 against non-targeted advertisements. The Netherlands banned mass advertising through media such as radio, television and print. The sponsorship of sports teams was also prohibited, though there is a period for transition.

NOGA worried about black market threats from online slots ban

The Netherlands Online Gambling Association warned against a potential ban on online slots, saying that it could lead to players turning towards black markets.

NOGA characterized the motions by calling them “thoughless and irresponsible”. The NOGA also warned Weerwind against making any irreversible decisions.

NOGA estimates that 90 percent of Dutch gamblers use onshore operators. It also says that the advertising ban proposed could cause confusion among players about the legality and legitimacy of gambling.

Peter-Paul de Goeij, director of the NOGA stated that “the house is trying force a final decision on incorrect figures, assumptions and unreal fears.”

Minister Weerwind is a very cool-headed person. The outgoing cabinet, and the new cabinet that will be formed, are expected to maintain this sensible approach and to never compromise the protection of players online.

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