Spillemyndigheden obtains approval to block unlicenced websites
Spillemyndigheden, the Danish gambling regulator, has obtained approval from the City Court to proceed with blocking 55 different websites running operations in the country with no licences.
At first, the regulator asked these websites to put an end to their operations in Denmark, however none of them did so, and the regulator took matters into its own hands.
The hearing took place on March the 2nd after the regulator provided evidence that the websites had been running operations in the country without ever obtaining a licence to do so. Therefore, they were breaching the country’s laws. The court was supportive of Spillemyndigheden’s move to block the sites, and the regulator has officially kicked off the procedure of blocking these websites.
The regulator also divided the brands that had been blocked into five categories which are: online casino and lottery; online casino; online casino and online betting; online casino, lottery and betting; and skin betting.
There were about 23 skin betting sites that were found to be breaching the country’s laws, which include four websites that were running under the Csgetto brand and another four under the GGdrop brand. Another 22 sites provided online casino, and these included KingBillyCasino.com, Slotjoint.com and Easybet.com.
Aside from that, there were four sites operating in online casino and online betting, which included Dafabet and Justbet.co, and the others were running online casino, lottery and online betting.
Anders Dorph, director of Spillemyndigheden, stated:
“One of our most important tasks is to protect players from illegal gambling, at the same time, we must ensure that the providers who are licensed to offer games in Denmark can run their business under orderly conditions. The record high number clearly shows that there is a need for the targeted effort, and we will therefore maintain the increased focus in the future.”