The Dutch Gaming Authority will collect fines of €4.4 million levied against Gammix
The company ignored warnings about potential fines.
The Dutch gambling regulator, de Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has stated that it will now collect €4,410,000 in pending financial penalties from online gambling provider Gammix LTD.
The KSA told Gammix on June 22, 2022, that it must withdraw its unauthorised gaming services from the Dutch market or face a €1,470,000 fine for each week it remained in service, up to a maximum of €4,410,000. According to the KSA release, the company was discovered to have let Dutch consumers to access its websites and place unlawful wagers at Nordslots.com and Rantcasino.com.
Gammix contested the potential fines at the time. The KSA, however, rejected its appeal, and after repeated checks, it was determined that gamblers in the Netherlands could still access the platform and place bets despite the warnings. As a result, the KSA has chosen to collect the full amount of fines.
Gammix will have the option to appeal the decision to collect the financial penalty.
René Jansen, chairman of the KSA, stated:
‘We have to press ahead when combating illegal supply. An order subject to periodic penalty payments is often effective within administrative law to stop a violation. Not in this case, because the violation has not completely ceased, so we take the next step. We do not want an order subject to periodic penalty payments to be ignored, because that would make the remedy less effective. Anyone who violates and continues to continue must pay. It’s that simple.’
The overall penalty for 2023 now exceed €16.8 million, with the KSA's sanctions accounting for €7.4 million of that total.
According to USA-Casino.com, gambling sector fines in 2022 will total €251,712,034 / $269,532,490, representing a 443.9% rise over the total in 2021 of €44,753,969 / $48,642,992.
By fLEXI tEAM