Lithuania Sends Warning to Illegal Operators

It appears that Lithuania is serious about controlling illegal internet gambling in its country, as the country's Gaming Control Authority issued stark new warnings and added more unlicensed sites to its blacklist.

The regulator reminded gaming operators that the country's laws require that all online operators to have a license in order to provide services. Those that fail to obtain a license will be subject to placement on the Lithuanian blacklist as well as payment blocking. Additionally, blacklisted sites could have a hard time being greenlit in the future.

The country is currently requiring all licensed online operators to partner with a land-based venue, a rule that lawmakers point out makes it hard for operators looking for a legitimate license in the country.

In addition to the warning, various betting domains were added to the blacklist, with the Slottica brand being primarily affected.

No comment from the LGCA was available as of press time.

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.

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