The Netherlands Gambling Authority (Kansspelautoriteit) has hit Curaçao-licensed  online gaming operator Global Stars with a €100,000 fine for operating in the country without a valid licence, in what it described as “a clear warning” to other operators who continue to serve the market.

Jan Suyver, chairman of the Kansspelautoriteit, said that “companies offering online gambling now know they can be penalised because licences are yet to be granted, and consumers know that those who do so are not being supervised by the government.”

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