Netherlands Gambling Authority imposes a penalty on Blue High House SA

16 October 2023

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Today, the Netherlands Gambling Authority (Kansspelautoriteit) imposed a penalty on Blue High House SA for offering games of chance on the website. Blue High House does not have a permit to do this in the Netherlands and therefore violates the Gambling Act (Wok). With the order subject to penalty, the Ksa calls on this illegal offer to be stopped immediately and to be stopped. If Blue High House SA does not comply with this, a penalty of €43,000 per week with a maximum of €129,000 will be imposed.

The Ksa makes its choices to investigate illegal providers based, among other things, on the estimated number of Dutch visitors. Blue High House emerged in the data as a party that attracts a large number of players. The investigation subsequently showed that the provider offers illegal games of chance on several websites aimed at the Netherlands, among others. The Ksa will actively recheck whether the offer is and will continue; When a violation is identified, a sanction (for example a fine) is imposed.

Offering online games of chance to players in the Netherlands is only allowed with a license from the Ksa. There are strict rules and regulations that are aimed at ensuring a safe legal offer, where players are assured of a fair game and are protected against gambling addiction.

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