The Gaming Authority (Ksa) has imposed a fine of 470,000 euros on Trannel International, part of the company behind Unibet, for offering online games of chance, such as blackjack, poker and sports betting, aimed at the Dutch market.
Unibet focused on the Dutch market in the second half of 2018, the Ksa writes on its website on Monday, and is therefore in violation of the gambling law. After all, it is forbidden in the Netherlands to offer online gambling without a license, and a license is not possible under current law.
Research by the Ksa has shown that it was possible to pay with iDEAL on Unibet.eu and a Dutch chat service was available. According to the watchdog, this indicates, among other things, that Unibet has focused on the Dutch market.
Earlier this month, the Ksa already imposed a fine of 350,000 euros on Bwin for offering online games of chance aimed at the Dutch market.
It is expected that it will be possible for providers of online gambling in 2020 to apply for a license, after which they can legally offer gambling services from 2021 onwards.