The KSA warns numerous operators during the World Cup
The Kansspelautoriteit has had to work extra hard to control operators during the 2022 World Cup.
Being one of the largest sports events in the world, the World Cup usually brings with it a surge of popularity for the sports betting industry. With that increased demand come numerous operators looking to take advantage of football fans by stepping over their licensing boundaries. In response, the Kansspelautoriteit has had to work overtime to catch any violators, and in the first half week of the championship there have already been several of them.
Firstly, two unnamed operators were warned for offering wagering on yellow cards. Under the Dutch gambling laws, it is illegal to bet on certain events, like the aforementioned yellow cards, as they are more prone to match-fixing.
Another gambling firm got a warning for violating the country’s role model law, which prohibits people of certain popularity from being featured in gambling and wagering advertisements.
Lastly, an operator got warned for offering games of chance while not holding the specific license required for such services. The regulator stated that the firm has already changed the parameters of the game to reinstate compliance with the terms of their existing license.