Spillemyndigheden to Block 83 New Gambling Sites

Denmark's gaming regulator Spillemyndigheden will be blocking 83 gambling sites that are offering services in the country without a licence after they were given approval by Næstved District Court.

The list of sites hasn't been officially published yet, but will have access blocked to the sites. To date, there have been 359 online gaming sites that have been blocked by the regulator when the new batch is included. Spillemyndigheden has taken to having automatic reports generated that uses searches and customer reports to find sites that are targeting Danish players. After these reports are made, and investigation is conducted, with cease and desist requests. If those are ignored, the block requests are sent to a court.

Spillemyndigheden Director Anders Dorph commented on the blocks, noting: "We have intensified our work to shut down the illegal sites, so that we now get them blocked twice a year instead of once as previously. In this way, we can get hold of even more sites and minimise the period when Danish players are exposed to games that are offered illegally in Denmark.

"Children and young people in particular are a vulnerable group. For instance, many of the illegal websites have very lenient requirements for age verification. Some of the sites also offer games that particularly appeal to children and young people, such as skin betting."

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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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