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Spinty to be fined €100,000 for illegal marketing of gambling sites

Spintiny has been fined  €100,000 for the illegal marketing of gambling sites in the Netherlands.

Simbar Entertainment Systems Limited, a games developer, will also face of €270,000 after the two companies failed in their appeal to The Court of The Hague, over a ruling against them by Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) in July 2017.

The fine, for Simbat was imposed because the company were offering games of chance through at least 11 different websites. Spinty have acted as a promotional agent for Simbat  and have found to have been promoting Simbat’s gambling games.

The Hague court have rejected the operators’ appeal in a ruling which took place on June 6, and the KSA have only now, published their decision.

The KSA, in a statement: “Under current law, it is not possible to obtain a license to offer online games of chance. That means that offering online games of chance is by definition illegal, advertising of online games of chance is also not allowed.

“Participants in online gambling are not protected; it is not possible to check the fairness of the game and the exclusion of minors. It is also not possible to check whether gambling addiction is prevented.”

 

The KSA is in the process of developing the licensing framework for legal online gambling after the Netherlands’ Remote Gambling Act was passed by the country’s Senate in February after years in limbo.

Some 183 operators have expressed their interesting in apply for an online gambling licence in the country ahead of the market’s scheduled opening in January 1, 2021.

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