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Greek Government Blocks 401 Online Gaming Sites

The Greek Independent Administrative Authority's Hellenic Gaming Commission issued a statement today in which it announced that it has blacklisted 401 different internet gambling sites that were operating without authorization in the country.

The list of the blocked sites is yet to be released to the public, but will be published by Casino Listings just as soon as we get our hands on it.

The statement provided by the Hellenic Gaming Commission explains that:

"This list was transmitted to 211 Internet service providers (ISPs) and credit institutions, through the Bank of Greece, in order to move forward on their own actions, as provided for in the relevant provisions."

"Also, the list was transmitted to the competent prosecuting Authorities and criminal (Misdemeanors Athens Prosecutor, Financial and E-crime Prosecution Department of financial police) in connection with their own powers, since the supply of gambling without a license is a serious criminal offence referred to in article 52 of law No. 4002/2011 (s 180)."

"The list (black list), contains 401 sites, which were found by the HGC to offer, without permission, to the public in Greece, gambling and betting services, through checks carried out two different days at different times. Each site is checked from two different places."

"The list (black list), is the first version. The list is dynamic, which means that it will be enriched by ongoing investigations."

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