A Dutch public television investigation, which claimed that gambling online was "childishly simple" for under-age players who set up betting accounts, has apparently led to a Netherlands Gambling Authority (KSA) crackdown on age verification.
By the end of this month, online gambling operators must provide "watertight" age verification, or be considered a priority for fines and potential exclusion from upcoming licensing procedures.
If the KSA finds that no action to keep out under-18s has been taken by January 1, 2020, "you can definitely expect to face repercussions", said KSA chair Rene Jansen.
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