Denmark fines Malta’s Corona corporation for ‘indulging’ and ‘inviting’ people from Denmark to their online casinos and sports bettings. Corona offers a wide variety of games like poker, blackjack, slots and more.
The issue seemingly arises from a complaint filed by someone who ‘lost’ their money from gambling and searched for a loophole to fine Corona Ltd, the issue has led to a fine of 300,000€ as the company held no ‘license’ and ‘authority’ to be used from Denmark. There had been a similar issue in December 2017, a warning was issued to Tiplix.com, not to indulge Dutch users and keep out of their reach, there was no fine, however, and they were issued with just a ‘warning’.
Denmark accuses Corona of inviting in their people to come and play, the users accuse the system as their most popular payment method is accepted by Corona.
Fine isn’t the problem, the problem is the Dutch government’s attitude towards the problem and their inconsistency to face their own issues. Strict laws can be easily implemented if they didn’t want to be a part of Malta’s gaming websites.
But instead, Dutch parliament chooses to allow everything they are against, they turned away from the matter, and, fined Maltese companies for their incapabilities.
The problems between the central senate and the country’s parliament are quite prominent when we look below the surface of the Dutch governance, all this leads to a lot of misunderstanding and poses Maltese companies as the culprit.
While all this could have easily been avoided by the Dutch, they chose to blame the Maltese company and haven’t done anything about regulating the laws within their own country.