KSA imposes penalty on Casbit Group for illegal offering

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Kansspelautoriteit, the Dutch gaming authority, has issued an order subject to a penalty on Casbit Group NV for offering games of chance without a licence.

The KSA stated that it informed Casbit at an earlier stage that it intended to impose an order subject to a penalty on the operator for illegal games of chance on its lala.bet website.

Casbit responded by removing accessibility to its website for players in the Netherlands, but upon re-inspection, the authority claims the website is still accessible in the country, so a penalty has been imposed.

With the order subject to penalty, KSA has called on Casbit to immediately stop the illegal offering, with a penalty of €280,000 per week with a maximum of €840,000 being imposed if this is not complied with.

An objection has been lodged against this decision.

Earlier this year, the authority presented a new supervisory agenda as part of its ‘Safe Gaming’ mission and public objectives to bolster player protection.

Detailed within its 2020-2024 Strategy, the agenda highlighted four areas of possible additional risk in 2024: duty of care/addiction prevention; combat illegal online offerings; support of partners; and compliance with the provision of data.