Lithuanian Gaming Authority’s warning about illegal gambling
The Lithuanian gaming regulator – Gaming Control Authority, has released a warning to the local operators about unlicensed remote wagering in the country.
In a warning issued this week, the Lithuanian Gaming Control Authority has addressed the issue of local operators operating without a permit in Lithuania, which can lead to being added to the regulator’s black list.
The regulator is taking the remote wagering regulation matters seriously as it firmly states any remote wagering operations without a license to do so are considered illegal and the companies that engage in illegal gambling activities are thus subject to blacklisting by the Lithuanian regulator.
Along with the warning, the gaming authority also added some casino websites to the blacklist, including Slottica, which is owned by Atlantic Management.
Another thing that is firmly outlined in Lithuania’s Gaming Law For is that operators can face payment blocking and domain name system blocking if they offer illegal gambling services, which will eventually lead to operators with Lithuanian IP addresses to lose access to their sites.
Earlier in October, the authority also proposed a bill, concerning the licensing status of online casinos; all online licensed casinos must also have land-based operations and/or a land-based partner(s), which is intended to implement equal regulatory rules for both online and remote gambling operations.