Spillemyndigheden Blocked 55 Sites in 2021

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Denmark's gaming regulator Spillemyndigheden announced this week that it blocked 55 gambling domains in 2021, which stands at more than three times the number of sites it blocked the year prior.

The blocks came after Spillemyndigheden investigated and found that the sites were illegally offering betting services to Danish players. The blocks were formally filed and implemented by City Court order, and will be blocked by the country's internet service providers (ISPs). The regulatory body said that they've blocked 145 sites since they began the practice in 2012.

There were 210 requests to investigate illegal sites, up from 160 the year prior.

In a statement regarding the blocks, Spillemyndigheden said, "An increase in the number of websites identified, requests and internet blockings may indicate that the illegal market is expanding. However, the Danish Gambling Authority maintains our assessment that the illegal gambling market in Denmark is limited and the increase expresses the Authority's increased focus on illegal gambling."

Denmark has a regulated online betting market and has options available for punters in the country. Still, there are plenty of other operators still targeting Danish players, offering bonuses or promotions that may not be available in the country.

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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.