The KSA has issued 14 warnings during the World Cup
In the past few weeks the Dutch Kansspelautoriteit has warned 14 operators on World Cup related violations.
As one of the largest sports events, the World Cup has always generated a tough time for iGaming regulators as a lot of fans get inspired to wager during large tournaments. The 2023 World Cup in Qatar has been no different, with the Kansspelautoriteit in the Netherlands having issued 14 warnings to companies in the industry so far.
First off, the regulator has warned two operators for advertising in a game that allowed players to create pools from the league. This is illegal in the country, as it has the potential to entice young people to start wagering.
Next up, over the period the Kansspelautoriteit has issued a few warnings to operators breaking the country’s role model gambling advertising law, which prohibits all aspects of famous people from being used in wagering advertisements, such as their voice, image or name. Additionally, the rule prohibits gambling companies from sponsoring television shows that feature a famous person as a host or guest.
Lastly, a couple ofiGaming operators were warned for advertising wagering on a game white it was actively in progress. This is prohibited by the Kansspelautoriteit as it encourages impulsive wagering behavior which can lead to a number of problems.
Out of the total 14 warnings, most of the firms reacted promptly and corrected their mistakes.
This report follows another World Cup related one where the Kansspelautoritet warned a number of operators for various licensing breaches.