KSA imposes cease and desist order on LCS Limited

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LCS Limited has been issued a cease and desist order by the Dutch Gambling Authority (KSA) for illegally offering online games of chance.
The authority stated that if the company does not cease illegally offering online games of chance, it will be forced to pay a penalty of €55,000 ($54,560) per week or part of a week, with a maximum penalty of nearly €165,000.
“The KSA has determined that LCS Limited provides gambling games to Dutch consumers through at least one website.” The KSA stated that “LCS Limited is not licensed to do so.”

“As a result, no supervision is possible, which means no control over, among other things, the fairness of the game or whether adequate attention is paid to addiction prevention.”

According to the KSA, online games of chance have been legalized in the Netherlands under strict conditions since 1 October 2021, with the goal of creating a safe environment for those who want to gamble online. This includes a strict stance against illegal providers, according to the authority.

Last month, the authority released a study on the implementation of the duty of care in preventing gambling addiction. The study, which was conducted in 21 European countries, aimed to gain a better understanding of how the duty of care and playing limits are implemented in those markets.

As a ‘cooperation request,’ the questionnaire was sent to 60 gaming regulators from 28 European countries, with 21 countries responding. It provides detailed information about each country’s license holders, as well as the exact amount each platform allows players to spend per month.