€312,500 Fine for Mr Green
by Glenn Baird - September 12, 2018
Online casino Mr Green has been issued with a €312,500 fine by Dutch Gambling regulator, the Netherlands’ Kansspelautoriteit (KSA).
It was reported today that the company has been fined for allowing Dutch players access to their website when they should have been using IP blockers.
All foreign operators must apply for a Dutch gambling license to ensure that they are acting in accordance with Dutch Online Gambling Bill that was passed in the summer of 2017. If they do not have a Dutch licence then operators must block Dutch users from accessing their site.
Mr Green are a subsidiary of MRG, who are appealing the fine on the grounds that the law does not comply with EU legislation. They also argue that blocking IP addresses from certain countries can be very difficult.
A further argument that Mr Green have claimed is that the fine could make it more difficult for the company to obtain a Dutch Gambling licence in the future.