KSA to fine Winning Poker Network
The Dutch Kansspelautoriteit has recently ordered iGaming operator Winning Poker Network to stop offering illegal gambling services in the country.
Back in September of 2022, the Dutch gambling regulator found out that Winning Poker Network was operating one of its websites illegally in the Netherlands, giving Dutch players the opportunity to play at an unlicensed casino. At the time the company immediately took action and suspended its unauthorized Dutch operations, promising to not repeat the violation in the future.
During a later re-assessment of the operator and its websites, however, the Kansspelautoriteit discovered that while the original violating website was fixed, one of the company’s other websites was now accepting Dutch players instead. The KSA stated that users could very easily register an account on the gambling website and enjoy its unauthorized gambling services.
The Kansspelautoriteit has ordered the operator to stop allowing Dutch players to sign up and play on its brands. If the firm fails to cease its illegal operations in the Netherlands, the regulator will be imposing a penalty of 25 thousand Euros per week, with the maximum fine being 75 thousand Euros if Winning Poker Network doesn’t leave the country in three weeks.
This latest enforcement action follows only a few days after the Kansspelautoriteit fined a marketing company 675 thousand Euros for advertising illegal gambling services. You can read about it here.