Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch Gambling Authority, has published its annual report for 2016, summarizing the results of its activities, as well as announcing plans to strengthen control over the gambling sector this year.
In particular, KSA has announced plans to fight illegal online operators. So, if last year the KSA main activity vector was focused on countering unauthorized online gambling operators, in 2017 KSA will also deal with non-licensed online gaming providers. In general, it is planned that the regulator will establish more barriers against illegal gambling operators and will monitor compliance with the new gambling laws.
As a reminder, in December 2016, Kansspelautoriteit announced toughening penalties for illegal activities in the gambling market of Holland. Since January 1, 2017, operators and individuals who provide online gambling services without a Dutch license can be fined up to € 820,000. Prior to this, KSA just sent notifications to online operators about recorded violations on their part, calling for compliance with the law.