KSA partners with Facebook to fight illegal lotteries


The Dutch Gaming Authority, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has announced a partnership with Facebook to tackle illegal online lottery organizations.

The illegal activity, known as “dipping”, involves lotteries organized through Facebook. The organizers operate without the necessary license to offer lottery services.

The KSA has carried out thirteen investigations in recent months. The regulator has partnered with Facebook to discern an effective method of combating the activity.

Through this partnership, KSA will report any illegal activity to the social media giant, which can then remove the group in question according to its guidelines.

According to the KSA, several groups have already been identified as violating the Dutch gambling law.

In a statement on its website, the KSA explained the rules surrounding lottery licenses. It reads: “Games of chance, such as lotteries, where participation must be paid, can only be offered if a license has been granted.

“You can’t get a permit if there is a business purpose; the law says that at least 40% of the proceeds must go to charity.

The KSA described its partnership with Facebook as “the fastest and most effective way to end gambling law violations.”

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