Denmark Blocks 18 Online Betting Sites

This week the Danish gaming regulator Spillemyndigheden started the year off strong by blacklisting 18 online casinos, effectively blocking user access to the casinos through ISPs.

The regulator did an investigation last month to see what online sites they could search for in the country that were unlicensed. The result came up with 742 sites, and 22 operators ended up getting requests to exclude the country as they were in violation of the Danish Act on Gambling. When the responses didn't net many results, 18 of the sites in violation ended up being blacklisted.

Internet service providers are required to block access to the sites for punters. The blockade is the latest for the regulator, who filed 31 block requests in 2017.

Denmark liberalized its online gambling market in 2012 but requires operators to hold a license in order to provide games of chance.

We'll update readers as we learn exactly who was blocked and what actions those sites are taking.

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7 January 2019 - 12:59pm

Not much to be said here...of course the violators must be blacklisted and access to their sites being blocked cause all the rest of operators have been paying for their licenses while the illegal ones obviously didn't.

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