Kansspelautoriteit, the Dutch gambling authority, has intervened with three legal gambling providers for violations regarding untargeted advertising.
One provider allowed players to win a special t-shirt with the name and logo of the provider, which is a violation as handing out merchandise is deemed as ‘untargeted advertising that will be visible in public spaces’.
The KSA added that the other two providers violated the untargeted advertising ban by going beyond “a neutral expression in sponsor communications” by which a provider can be recognised – rules that are in place for sports sponsorship and sponsorship of television and radio programmes.
At one of the two providers, the business’s slogan could also be heard and seen during programme sponsorship, which the KSA noted “does not fall under a neutral expression”.
With the second provider, an advertisement encouraged sports match visitors to use the provider’s app.
The KSA stated back in June that it will monitor how the untargeted advertising rules are working in actual practice and will share new and additional insights with operators when they are found.