Dutch regulator clamps down on “dipping” lotteries

The Dutch regulator aims to curb lotteries promoted on social media.
The Dutch regulator aims to curb lotteries promoted on social media.

KSA will report illegal lotteries to Facebook.

The Netherlands.- The national regulator, KSA, has announced that it will begin to report illegal so-called “dipping” lotteries to Facebook. 

Such games promoted via social media charge players entrance fees via internet banking for draws with cash and other prizes.

The KSA says it has already reported one case to Facebook, requesting that it remove a group in which draws were promoted. 

Facebook has a procedure for such requests and was keen to collaborate, KSA said.

The Dutch regulator has previously warned it has received reports of increasing numbers of illegal online lotteries.

It has conducted 13 investigations this year and contacted Facebook to seek the platform’s collaboration.

Last week, the KSA outlined details of the application process and inspection standards that will come into force with the launch of the regulated igaming market in Holland next year. 

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