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KSA’s René Jansen targets illegal providers in his blog post
According to René Jansen, KSA cannot quickly take actions against illegal providers but is taking new steps for that matter.
Formerly, Jansen has expressed his thoughts about the ability of licensed operators being able to self-regulate and warned of tightening restrictions, but currently the chairperson has new targets.
In a blog he posted that he is targeting unlicensed operators in an attempt to rebalance the image of the regulated Dutch market.
In previous posts Jansen urged licensed operators to take serious actions, and he said that their responsibility is certainly not the only factor in creating a safe environment for players.
“A crucial alternative is the approach to deal with the rest of illegal online offers. I understand that during the past times this activity was very obvious for the KSA lately. Though, our inspectors, of course, did not sit idly by.”
explained the chairperson.
Then Jansen informed in detail how KSA takes measures to combat unlicensed operators. He talked about the penalties that were raised last year and said that although the illegal online offer did not fully vanish, the KSA is making every effort to minimize its impact.
“We are constantly watching the web traffic and social media and looking for illegal actions. Starting from last year’s fall, we have investigated two hundred websites. Under the threat of a cease and desist order many illegal providers are blacklisted.”
He also said that KSA is taking serious measures to find those affiliates who promote unlicensed gaming and put an end to them.