LCS & MKC pull Dutch offerings following cease and desist orders

The Dutch Gambling Authority, Kansspelautoriteit, has detailed that online gambling provider’s LCS and MKC have discontinued their offerings to Dutch consumers following regulatory action being taken last month.

Corrective sanctions were imposed on the pair in early September by the Ksa after an investigation found that it was possible to create a player account from the Netherlands and gamble on websites of each.

“That’s prohibited. Games of chance providers that do not have a licence must ensure that their offer is not accessible from the Netherlands,” the regulator said in a media statement.

On September 5, 2022, the Ksa imposed a cease and desist order on LCS for illegally offering online games of chance to consumers in the country through “at least one website,” with the group’s Sons of Slots igaming entity cited.

The firm, which also counts the SvenPlay, Lapilanders, Wallacebet and Nucelonbet Casino brands in its stable, was told that it must pay a total of €55,000 per week, up to a maximum of €165,000, should corrective action not be taken.

Two days later, the Ksa continued its fight against the illegal provision of online games of chance to players within the country after imposing a similar order on MKC.

If the firm chose not to adhere, the Dutch regulator noted that it would have to pay a penalty of €28,000 per week or part of the week that could amount to a maximum of almost €84,000.

MKC is Malta Gaming Authority licensed firm, that lists Birkirkara address, which holds a B2C gaming service certification that indexes the Betworld247 igaming and online sports betting entity as an approved URL.

With it noted each financial penalty “had to be paid if the offer was not discontinued,” the Ksa added that it will “ continue to monitor whether the situation remains the same”.