As one of the quickest governments to move on a failure to stay within regulation, the Dutch gambling authorities, the Kansspelautoriteit, don’t mess around. Indeed, they are also no strangers to making companies think twice about their twice: now, though, they are here to make ONISAC think thrice.
The Gibraltar-based company, ONISAC Limited, has been fined a second time. The owners of Casino.com have once again fallen into the remit of being given a fine by the Netherlands Gambling Authority. This move has come in the shape of a €450,000 fine, after ‘repeated violations of Dutch gambling regulations.’
This is the latest company to be hit with a fine from the Dutch government. It was a significant penalty, too, and comes after a previous fine. It’s also quite interesting that this follows the recent trend of a long-running spat between the Dutch authorities and Mansion, the sister company of ONISAC.
Both groups have been at loggerheads for years, so much so that this new ‘fine’ has been seen as merely following on from previous arrangements. Indeed, the fine itself was a doubling of the original €200,000 fine handed out in the past, with an extra €50,000 put o top because ONISAC had charged an “unreasonable administration fee” to Dutch players.
With a 5% levy per month put on accounts inactive for 180 days or more, this €50,000 fine is supposed to help cover that levy. It’ll be interesting to see what comes next in one of the longest running battles in the industry.