It has been ages ago since it was publicly announced that The Netherlands will have its online gambling industry legalised and regulated for the Dutch gamblers which would have given Dutch players legal access to some of the best online casinos. However, nothing was done as of yet. There will be some changes though but not the changes operators and online casino players where expecting!
In the coming days, the regulatory body for online gambling in The Netherlands, Kansspelautoriteit, is to increase fines for all those online gambling operators that offer their services to Dutch players.
Fines of this type already exists in the Netherlands but they will be nothing compared to the new fines which are to be in effect in the coming weeks.
This website is informed that fines might go up as high as €800K or more for all those operators who are found guilty of offering gambling service to Dutch gamblers in the Netherlands. This will inflict a significant increase in the penalties for those operators that keep on offering their services even after they have been warned from local Dutch authorities of doing such an offence.
Let's just hope that Dutch administration increases the pace in legalising online gambling for Dutch players as soon as possible so that both the player and the country it's self can benefit from this popular and entertaining industry.
We will do our best to keep you updated with further news about the situation in The Netherlands in the coming weeks.