In the world of online casino gaming, there’s often been a feeling of ambiguity about what is allowed – and what isn’t. However, vast swathes of Europe are in the process of solidifying and correcting their online casino gaming and gambling laws and regulations. One of the most severe countries at the moment in Holland, where online gambling operators cannot offer online casino products to their Dutch contingent.
This comes from the news that MRG’s MrGreen group has been hit with a fine of around €312,500. This comes from the Kansspelautoriteit, the regulatory body in the Netherland that deals with such issues. They found that MRG’s Malta-based group, MrGreen, had been offering online games to Dutch uses via MrGreen.com – without having access to a local license.
While MRG challenged the fine, this was dismissed by a judge in early September. Now, the sanction has been made public and will likely have to be paid. The fine covers the period between July 13th, 2017 and November 7th, 2017. They were also found to have offered a Dutch language choice, as well as access to Dutch customer services and even a Dutch payment processor in iDeal.
Not only will this hit them in the pocket, but MrGreen may find it harder to land the license they need to take part in Dutch online casino gambling. The market is due to open up to international sales, and this previous altercation might come up again.