• November 28, 2021

KSA shuts down “spider world-wide-web of illegal bingos” on Fb

The Dutch Gaming Authority (KSA) has shut down a Fb group that organised unlawful online bingo games.

‘Dordtse Queens’ applied the social media platform to promote the exercise, with its 8 administrators marketing the video games on their respective Fb webpages. Referring to their interconnected nature, the KSA known as the ad-hoc network “a spider net of unlawful bingos”.

In an even far more surprising twist, the regulator disclosed that minors were also able to participate. Nonetheless, the KSA place a swift conclusion to this activity, reporting it to Facebook who taken out six pages that ended up affiliated in 1 way or a further with Dordtse Queens.

“For some time now, the KSA has been reporting to Facebook if the system is utilized for illegal methods,” remarked the Dutch regulator. “Offering a activity of probability without the need of a licence is prohibited in the Netherlands.”

It went on to reiterate its plan concerning any party that seeks to present games of probability with out a licence and issued a warning, saying: “The KSA displays that members in games of prospect can do so securely and that participation in illegal video games of likelihood is prevented. Organisers of unlawful lotteries and bingos risk a huge fine.”

The country’s recently regulated on-line gambling marketplace only not long ago went live right after the Netherlands’ amended Gambling Act came into drive on 1 Oct, but in this time, the KSA has been active.

On 15 November, the regulator chosen 25 gambling internet websites for even further investigation, with sanctions to be handed down if they are identified to be supplying game titles of chance to gamers in the Netherlands.