Two companies leave the Dutch market after cease and desist
The Dutch Kansspelautoriteit has issued cease and desist letters to two gambling operators, both of which have decided to withdraw from the country.
The two businesses that received the letters are LCS Limited and MKC Limited. Both of them were investigated by the Kansspelautoriteit starting in the months of Spring, with each investigation lasting four months.
The gambling regulator’s studies found that both LCS and MKC were operating gambling websites in the country and taking bets from Dutch players despite not having any valid gambling licenses. The websites in question were sons-of-slots.com and betworld247.com respectively.
At first the Kansspelautoriteit was planning to impose pretty hefty penalties on the two firms that could reach 28 thousand euros for MKC and 55 thousand euros for LCS per week, though both would be limited to 84 thousand euros and 165 thousand euros in total respectively. However, as both of the companies left the country immediately, no fines were levied.
Lastly, the Kansspelautoriteit stated that it would be keeping a close eye on the two operators, making sure that they don’t violate any laws again in the future.