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Dutch Regulator Hits Bet-at-Home With €410,000 Penalty

The Dutch Gaming Authority (KSA) has fined Germany’s Bet-at-home.com €410,000 for targeting gamblers in the Netherlands without a licence, after the regulator found the company in violation of its prioritisation criteria.

The Frankfurt-listed online gambling operator was sanctioned for offering unlicensed games of chance to Dutch residents and fell afoul of criteria that sees the regulator targeting websites that feature advertising or symbols using the Dutch language.

The crackdown could be contentious, given that the Dutch parliament has yet to pass an online gambling licensing regime.

"In our view, the sanction is unjustified," a Bet-at-Home spokesman said today. "We reserve the right to take legal measures." 

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