The fight against offshore brands continues

The fight against offshore brands continues

The battle against offshore operators will take some time, according to the Kansspelautoriteit. The KSA confirmed that this is a battle that it is determined to win despite the difficulties.

He talked about the Battle against Illegal brands

The matter was addressed by the chairman of the KSA. He said that the regulator is not able to immediately end illegal gambling. The legal market will eventually prevail, as the action continues.

The KSA, which initially promised that illegal gambling will disappear from the Netherlands, now understands how difficult it can be. There is still a long way to go despite the success of the KSA in cracking down on offshore operators.

In recent times, the KSA has been less vocal about its fight against illegal gambling. The authority has never given up on the pressure. The chairman stated that the regulators inspectors are active at all times and are working hard to tackle offshore operators.

The KSA will continue to work hard

Further information on what the KSA is doing to curb unlicensed gambling was provided by Jansen. The chair said that the high fines have helped reduce illegal gambling, but that there is more to be done.

The officers of the KSA are constantly watching web traffic. The regulator is always checking social media for the presence of offshore operators. Since the re-regulation of the Dutch market, around 200 websites have been investigated by the KSA.

There are two priorities for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The KSA has two main priorities, one of which is to teach its licensees to be responsible and the other is to eliminate unlicensed gambling.

The authority considered teaching the licensees to self-regulate as the top priority for the past few months. It reminded licensed companies that they should follow the rules on a regular basis and warned them that refusal to play the rules may force the regulator to introduce more regulations.

There was a warning issued by the KSA in May. Operators that hold a license to operate in the Netherlands are the only ones that can be promoted by affiliates. The KSA will do its best to prevent affiliates from marketing off-shore brands, according to a recent statement by Jansen.

Responsible licensees and a strict approach to offshore gambling are equally important to a healthy gambling environment.

Summary:

The Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands’ gambling authority, said that the battle against offshore operators will take a while. However, the action continues and the legal market will eventually prevail, KSA Chairman René Jansen said. Jansen added that the regulator’s inspectors are active at all times and are working hard to tackle offshore operators.