Dutch Gaming Authority (Ksa) Fines Gammix Limited €19.7m for Offering Online Games of Chance without a License

March 3, 2024 | illegal gambling

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (March 1, 2024) — De Kansspelautoriteit (Ksa) (The Dutch Gaming Authority) has imposed a fine on Gammix Limited of €19,679,000 for offering online games of chance without a license. That is prohibited. Gammix was previously imposed a penalty of 4 million for the illegal offer.

Gammix offers illegal online gambling games on several websites (including rantcasino.com, betoriginal.com, bluvegas.com, cashimashi.com, goslot.com, nordslot.com, vegadream.com and scatters.com) that are available to players in the Netherlands . Gammix has not taken any measures to ban players from the Netherlands.

Previously, the Ksa Gammix imposed a penalty for illegal online gambling offerings on rantcasino.com and nordslot.com. The illegal activities were subsequently not stopped, after which this penalty of four million euros was collected at the beginning of 2023. Gammix has objected to this collection.

René Jansen, chairman of the Ksa: ‘Dutch players must be protected: that is why we are cracking down on illegal offers. We see that illegal providers often pay little attention to the player and do not adhere to a duty of care. We also see this with this provider: there was no clear age verification. That is extremely harmful. We will therefore continue to take sanctions, even if providers repeatedly make mistakes.’

At almost 20 million euros, this is the highest fine that the Ksa has imposed since its inception. When determining the amount of the fine, consideration is given to, among other things, the estimated turnover from Dutch players, but also to circumstances that increase the fine. In the case of Gammix, this included the lack of age verification, the possibility of autoplay and turboplay (and thus encouraging excessive gaming) and other unreasonable conditions.

SOURCE: De Kansspelautoriteit (Ksa).

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