KSA imposes order subject to penalty on Sarah Eternal for illegal offering

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Kansspelautoriteit, the Dutch gaming authority, has issued Sarah Eternal SRL with an order subject to penalty for offering games of chance without a licence on its website, casinosky.

If Sarah Eternal does not stop its illegal offering permanently, the operator will be fined €280,000 per week, with a maximum fine of €840,000. 

The authority noted that its inspectors investigated the casinosky website to see if it was accessible from the Netherlands and if they could make an account, deposit funds and gamble, which they said they could.

In addition, the KSA claimed that players can play even if they clearly stated on their account that they were from the Netherlands, hence an order subject to penalty has been imposed.

“Providers who do not have a license for the Dutch market must do everything they can to ensure that Dutch players cannot come to them to gamble, for example by setting up an IP block,” stated the authority.

“Inspectors from the Ksa could indeed go to the casinosky.com website of provider Sarah Eternal to create an account, make a deposit and participate in illegal games of chance. This was also possible if the account clearly stated that the player was from the Netherlands. That is why the Ksa has now imposed an order subject to penalty.”

The KSA added that the decision may be appealed.

At the end of April, the KSA confirmed that most of its new Responsible Gaming Policy will be implemented on June 3, followed by the remainder of the policy in October 2024.