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The government of Denmark has blocked sixteen additional betting sites after the country's gaming regulator Spillemyndigheden filed an official request.
The request came in March and initially covered seventeen sites, but one decided to leave Denmark before the court ruling came out. Two of the sites are sportsbooks, while seven are casino sites, and seven others offer eSports skin betting. The regulator says that they warned each of these sites to cease operations in the country, but that the warnings went unheeded.
Commenting on the decision Spillemyndigheden Director Morten Niels Jakobsen said, "We work to protect players against illegal gambling, and we also need to ensure that the operators who are licenced to offer gambling in Denmark can run their businesses under orderly conditions. That is why it is very important for us to clamp down on gambling offered without a licence."
"Spillemyndigheden is particularly concerned with skin betting, as this type of game especially attracts young people under 18, who, via video games, may be exposed to elements from gambling."
No mention of the names of the blocked sites was available as of press time.