KSA recently issued a penalty to Betent, owned by Entain Group plc., for its violations of advertising regulations
The Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch gambling regulator, has taken firm action against Entain-owned Betent. As a result of evidence collected during an investigation triggered by investigative consumer program Kassa, which revealed that minors had been exposed to advertising materials between October 2021 and March 2022; KSA imposed a fine amounting to €400,000 ($438,296).
Betent has been issued a hefty fine by the KSA for their failure to protect vulnerable young people from exposure to advertising of games of chance. The law recognizes that minors are particularly prone to developing gambling addiction and thus must be safeguarded from such enticements. With this ruling, the KSA seeks not only punitive action but also improved industry standards in order adhere with legal requirements hereon out.
The KSA recently issued their fourth fine in six months, emphasizing the importance of gambling providers respecting rules which safeguard vulnerable target groups. Chairman René Jansen detailed this firm stance against advertising towards young people and echoed his authority’s proactive monitoring efforts. Notably, Entain culminated a €450m purchase earlier this year after announcing it last summer; a powerful reminder that strict adherence to regulations is paramount for success within the industry.