Antillephone sentenced to more than half a million dollars in damages

WILLEMSTAD - Antillephone NV has to pay more than half a million dollars to a winning duped gambler. The Foundation for the Protection of Victims of Online Gaming (SBGOK) filed a lawsuit against the company because of damage suffered by a sub-license holder.

Antillephone is one of the five licensees in Curaçao for operating games of chance on the international market through service line facilities. The company does not operate a casino itself, but has contractually outsourced this to third parties, including Coinbar N.V., based in Curaçao. The so-called sublicensees show on their websites that they act under the license of Antillephone.

The SGBOK foundation started a lawsuit in April 2021 on behalf of Turkish Ulvi Iskandarli, who has played on Coinbar's website Holiganbet. SGBOK stated during the hearing that Iskandarli's account was blocked for no reason after he won $175,000 on the website. According to SBGOK, Iskandari was then approached to settle for a much less amount. In addition, the process and attachment costs still have to be paid.


The judge ruled that Coinbar acted unlawfully towards Iskandari and that Antillephone can be held liable. Antillephone has not given a reason why the Turk's account was blocked, and the money won was not paid out.

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