Dutch Gaming Authority requests more powers to shut down unlicensed igaming operators

Jan Suyver Chairman of Kansspelautoriteit

Jan Suyver the Chairman of Kansspelautoriteit the Nederland’s Gaming Authority issued a warning to unlicensed igaming operators that the authority would begin to close down operator sites that did not comply with Dutch igaming laws.

In an annual meeting between Kansspelautoriteit and Dutch government officials, Suyver outlined several new processes it was willing to implement in order to protect the Dutch igaming market from  unlicensed igaming operators.

Suyver has requested from the Dutch Government more powers for the Authority to shut down igaming websites. Furthermore Suyver requested that Dutch customers who play with unlicensed igaming operators, should be issued warnings and potential fines.

The Chairman of Kansspelautoriteit issued a further warning to operators, that if these requests were to be permitted the Authority would act swiftly to shut down multiple  unlicensed igaming operators.

“If you want to be fast in protecting consumers from a specific illegal provide, you need solid legal remedies to be able to do so,” Suyver said. “This is particularly the case with online gambling where the regulator’s swift action is crucial.”

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