A fine of € 450,000 is currently imposed by the Gaming Authority, also abbreviated as Ksa, on Onisac Limited, which is based in Gibraltar. This is namely the company behind the casino.com website. The fine is not imposed for one aspect, but is composed. It concerns an amount of € 200,000 for offering the games of chance online. In the Netherlands this is only permitted if a permit has been granted. Currently, the current Betting and Gaming Act does not yet offer this possibility. In addition, a fine of more than € 200,000 was imposed because Onisac had already received a fine from the Ksa in 2013. René Jansen, chairman of the Ksa, says the following about this: “This is a repeat offender. That makes the violation extra harmful and is reason to double the fine. ”
Even more fines
A fine of € 50,000 has also been imposed because the company has also charged unreasonable administration costs, in addition to the fines for illegally offering online gambling. She charged a player 5% administration fee per month if they were inactive for 180 days. That was a minimum of 15 dollars and a maximum of 500 dollars. A one-time warning was sent 30 days before the relevant date. This continued until money was in the player's account. The Ksa has assessed this as an unreasonable disadvantage for consumers. For Dutch players, the casino.com site is offline.
Check not possible
The Ksa has the priority of tackling illegal online gambling. This is also laid down in the 2018-2019 monitoring agenda. But there is no check on a fair game. But also not on the measures to prevent a gambling addiction or that minors participate. It is important that everything is closely monitored and that is why they take all reports seriously. There is also plenty of research and, when necessary, fines will be imposed, as has now been done.