Belgium’s Gaming Commission has released its annual report, revealing that it issued a total of 55 sanctions for 23 cases in 2020, in addition to publishing gross gaming revenue (GGR) figures for 2019.
The regulator revealed that it started the year with a backlog of more than 100 cases which may involve possible sanctions, while 68 were added during the year.
However, it opted not to issue any sanctions for 67 of these backlog cases, either because of the time when they occurred or because no violation of gambling laws could be found.
The regulator did issue a total of 55 sanctions relating to 23 different cases, issuing fines totalling €59,958.
The regulator also revealed that the total number of active licensees in the country at the end of 2020 was 15,997, up from 15,607 in 2019.
A total of 4,549 new self-exclusion requests were processed, while 2,198 self-exclusions were lifted bringing the total number of self-excluded players to 37,741. A further 72 players were excluded fol..