KSA and Facebook partners to fight illegal lotteries. Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has partnered with Facebook to fight illegal online lotteries.
The illegal activities, known as dipping, include lotteries coordinated via Facebook. The organisers operate without the appropriate licence to provide lottery services. Under the partnership, KSA will report to the social media giant any suspicious activity, which can then, in accordance with its rules, remove the group in question.
In a statement on its website, KSA stated rules surrounding lottery permits. It reads “Games of chance, such as lotteries, where participation must be paid for, may only be offered if a license has been granted.
“It is not possible to obtain a permit if there is a commercial objective; the law says that at least 40% of the proceeds should go to charity.”
The KSA described its partnership with Facebook as the “fastest and most effective way to stop violations of the Gambling Act.”