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Facebook and KSA join to fight illegal gambling in the Netherlands

Posted:: Nov 16, 2020 13:56 Category: Europe , Posted by Laetitia

The Gaming Authority in Netherlands, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has put forward plans to partner with Facebook in bid to combat the rampant illegal online lotteries, also referred to as ‘dipping.’

facebook-regulationThe partnership between Facebook and the KSA is part of the Dutch regulators recent efforts to ramp up gaming regulations in order to protect vulnerable people.  

In light of this news, the regulator says, there has been several reports being made regarding illegal online lotteries for quite a while now. Ialso seems like quite a chunk of it was stemming from the social media platform. 

Organizers now are due to be notified of any violation. In addition to this, it will be reported to Facebook, where the platform must remove the group in question in line with their guidelines. 

This approach has already been implemented by the two parties, as they investigated and flagged 13 cases of illegal lotteries, for which Facebook have removed them from their network. 

The KSA concluded that they are certain of this methods effectiveness in controlling gambling violations.  

ksa regulation facebookThis is the fastest and most effective way to stop violations of the Gambling Act. 

SiGMA website adds French as its 6th language: SiGMA Group is excited to announce the addition of a 6th language to its website. Users can now find all content, including the SiGMA News website, in French. The latest addition to SiGMA’s portfolio of languages will run alongside the recently launched Russian, Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese content, and aims to cater to SiGMA’s wide portfolio of international events.

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