A Betsson affiliate penalized with a fine of €300,000
The Dutch online gambling regulator, Kansspelautoreit, has just slapped the company Corona, a subsidiary of Betsson, with a fine of €300,000.
The Dutch Kansspelautoreit
Not all online casinos have managed to be as reliable as Tropezia Palace or Cheri Casino. Regulators monitor the behaviour of licensees and review them regularly. The UK Gambling Commission has recently imposed a fine of £2 million on 32Red and before that LeoVegas was assessed a fine of £600,000. However, this is not the only regulatory authority that imposes sanctions to protect players when providers fail to abide by the rules.
For violations of the regulations
There were several complaints from Dutch players that lead the regulator, Kansspelautoreit, to begin investigating under the suspicion that Corona was offering Dutch gamblers online gambling via the Oranje and Kroon platforms without a valid license. Following the investigation, the agency has now announced that it is imposing a fine on Betsson's subsidiary for violating the country's rules between May and August 2017.
The Betsson Group has been battling Dutch law and the fine system for some time, and filed an unsuccessful complaint with the European Commission.