KSA informs lottery operators not to offer riskier games
Kansspelautoriteit announced that lately it came across many cases when the Dutch lottery operators offer consumer unlicensed products.
It is known that lottery operators are not authorized to suggest any type of gaming products, for example slots or casinos or other products, as those kinds of offerings are seen as more risky than the lotteries.
Based on the gambling law in the Netherlands not only lotteries but also slots and casinos are called a “game of chance”, but the lottery is safer.
“Risky and less risky games have differences, and it is safeguarding clients. Customers who are willing to take part in the lottery cannot come across riskier games without an invitation. And this might cause wagering addiction, and KSA’s main goals are safeguarding consumers and stopping gaming sufferings.”
When receiving Dutch lottery license, providers have the chance to put “participation certificates” or “raffle tickets” to sale through the internet, but sending a gaming link with that is forbidden.
In the Netherlands the suggestion of games of chance is among strictly regulated areas in their online gaming, with operators who offer these types of products being fined.
During June, Gammix was fined by KSA for suggesting “games of chance” in fifteen casino websites and the company paid 4.5 million euros. Gammix was not the only brand that was investigated by the Dutch gambling authority for providing riskier games.