10 million euros fine for VideoslotsTuesday, March 21, 2023
Videoslots , the online casino specializing in Slot machines video was fined almost $10 million by the Kansspelautoriteit . It is rare for the Dutch regulator to sanction a gaming operator or an online casino so harshly. It's no surprise that Videoslots opposes this.
The facts alleged against Videoslots
"Videoslots opposes the payment of a fine of $10,000,000 to New Zealand's online gambling regulator."
Videoslots opposes the payment of a fine of $10,000,000 to the regulator of the new zealand online game . This fine, which amounts to 9,874,000 euros, is a great first in the history of the Kansspelautoriteit . The gaming regulator accuses him of abusing his operational freedom.
To get to the facts, the KSA logo appeared for a while on the Videoslots site. In that moment KSA then prepared his application for April 2022. The logo of the Dutch regulator was removed, forcing them to register on the platform as an ordinary client.
This attempt ended in failure in view of the security measures deployed by Videoslots . To circumvent the system, the KSA registered under another profile, in particular, by creating a German customer profile. After registration, the KSA has made a deposit and a bet of 20 euro cents.
Immediately, the intrusion was spotted. That's when Videoslots has set up a security protocol that is even more efficient than the previous one. The goal is to thwart this type of action. It was from this that Videoslots was censored.
There Kansspelautoriteit accuses him of having violated the Dutch law concerning Video Slots . Videoslots fiercely opposes this penalty, claiming that the action of Kansspelautoriteit which registered on its site with false access is an illegal action.
Videolots refutes the charges against it
To justify this refusal to pay the penalty of 10 million euros , Ulle Skottling, deputy director of Videoslots claims that the site has not registered any Dutch players on its site. Note that the New Zealand is one of the countries that do not allow the deployment of online gaming services on their territory.
This does not mean that everyone, in this case the players, comply with this rule. Some do not hesitate to bypass the system to connect to online video game sites. The proof is that the Kansspelautoriteit was able to log in with a fake profile. According to the director of Videoslots, it is impossible to avoid cases of unauthorized access.
On this basis, scottling affirms that the facts of which they are accused are unfounded, and that the penalty imposed is inappropriate.
Videoslots reaffirms its commitment to make comply with Dutch regulations with regard to the restrictions of access to its services to the Dutch. He also points out that the Kansspelautoriteit approach remains illegal and that the dutch game regulator should assess this penalty and further consider the amount of this fine of almost 10 million euros .