KSA shuts down “spider net of unlawful bingos” on Facebook

The Dutch Gaming Authority (KSA) has shut down a Facebook group that organised unlawful on line bingo video games.

‘Dordtse Queens’ made use of the social media platform to market the activity, with its eight directors advertising the games on their respective Fb pages. Referring to their interconnected character, the KSA called the advertisement-hoc community “a spider world wide web of unlawful bingos”.

In an even additional stunning twist, the regulator disclosed that minors ended up also ready to take part. Nonetheless, the KSA put a swift finish to this action, reporting it to Fb who taken off 6 pages that had been connected in one particular way or a further with Dordtse Queens.

“For some time now, the KSA has been reporting to Facebook if the platform is used for illegal procedures,” remarked the Dutch regulator. “Offering a sport of possibility without the need of a licence is prohibited in the Netherlands.”

It went on to reiterate its plan with regards to any get together that seeks to provide game titles of probability with out a licence and issued a warning, stating: “The KSA monitors that members in games of opportunity can do so safely and securely and that participation in illegal online games of opportunity is prevented. Organisers of illegal lotteries and bingos hazard a massive great.”

The country’s recently controlled on line gambling industry only recently went stay just after the Netherlands’ amended Gambling Act arrived into force on 1 Oct, but in this time, the KSA has been hectic.

On 15 November, the regulator selected 25 gambling sites for more investigation, with sanctions to be handed down if they are observed to be offering online games of opportunity to gamers in the Netherlands.