KSA orders Gammix to exit the market or pay weekly fines of €1.4m – Legal and Compliance
Dutch gaming regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has imposed a cease and desist order on Maltese operator Gammix for illegally offering games to Dutch customers.
The decision was made to impose the order as Gammix does not have a license to operate in the Netherlands and has therefore violated the country’s gambling law.
On March 1 and 8, 2022, the KSA investigated two of Gammix’s websites – rantcasino.com and nordslot.com – to see if it was possible to place a bet from the Netherlands.
The investigation revealed that it was possible to make a deposit, create a player account and participate in the games offered by the operator.
This was confirmed after the KSA created a player account from a Dutch IP address on both websites, which involved providing a full name, date of birth, contact details and nationality.
This was re-verified on May 24.
The regulator also found that between May 16 and June 11, there were 24,911 visits from the Netherlands to nordslot.com, with an average visit duration of around 5 minutes.
In contrast, rantcasino.com recorded 31,328 visits from the Netherlands.
The KSA also deposited money to play and reviewed each game offered in detail.
The operator now faces fines of up to €1.4m (£1.1m/$1.4m) per week, with a maximum penalty of €4.5m. does not stop offering these games to players in the Netherlands within two weeks of the regulator’s decision. .
Earlier today, the Dutch government announced that it would ban all “non-targeted” ads, which would mean a complete ban on all ads running from January 1, 2023.
Also today, Unibet went live in the country after a nine-month absence, due to regulator rules on obtaining a license in the Netherlands.