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Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has entered into a partnership with Facebook to combat illegal online lotteries.

The illegal activity, known as dipping, involves lotteries organised via Facebook. The organisers are operating without the necessary license required to offer lottery services. Through the partnership, KSA will report any illegal activity to the social media giant, which can then remove the group in question in accordance with its guidelines.

In a statement on its website, the KSA explained the 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.”

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