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Sanctioned Foreign Operators Face Dutch Online Licence Bar

Remote gambling operators that have faced sanctions for offering unlicensed gaming in the Netherlands will be barred from having a licence when the country’s online sector is opened up, a senior minister has said.

Sander Dekker, the minister for legal protection, said rogue operators which had been censured by the Dutch Gambling Authority, the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), for offering unlicensed gambling to Dutch consumers would be hit.

He said although a permanent exclusion might be legally disproportionate, he wanted the KSA to develop a policy where sanctioned operators would face a banned period before they could be given a second chance to qualify for a remote licence.

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