The Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has warned Holland Casino that it must cease advertising land-based casino locations on its gambling website.
An investigation carried out by the KSA found that in October 2021, when Holland’s iGaming industry became fully legalized, Holland Casino’s online gambling website featured links that led to information on the location of the company’s land-based casinos.
According to the Netherlands Remote Gaming Act, advertising of this nature is prohibited on Dutch iGaming websites.
The Act states:
An online license holder may not advertise on its website for services and goods other than those for which the license has been granted.
Holland Casino is a monopoly license holder for land-based casino games in the Netherlands. This license is separate from its iGaming license meaning that the KSA treats the company as two separate entities for both land-based and online gambling products and services. Once the infraction was pointed out, Holland Casino took steps to remove any links to land-based properties or information relating to them from its iGaming website. For this reason, the KSA has issued a warning only with no financial penalty.
According to the KSA press release, the decision could only be published now due to pending procedures.
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