DENMARK GOVERNMENT BLOCKS ILLEGAL GAMBLING SITES
The Danish regulator has urged ISPs to block 25 illegal gambling sites that operate without due licence in the country.
Denmark.- Unlicenced gambling operators are a major concern for regulators worldwide and blocking them is a number one priority. That’s why the Danish gambling authority has urged internet service providers (ISPs) to block 25 illegal gambling sites.
The Copenhagen City Court upheld the Spillemyndigheden order and ISPs must now block access to 10 iGaming sites and 15 skin betting sites.
“We use our authority to block websites on an ongoing basis,” Spillemyndigheden Director Birgitten Sand said. “We do this to protect the gaming providers who are actually authorised to offer games in Denmark, but also to protect the players.
“Here we are focusing in particular on sites that offer skin betting, as they often target children and adolescents under the age of 18,” she added
“We will continue to work purposefully and persistently to find and block illegal skinbetting websites. However, the work needed to document and block these sites tends to be complicated,” Sand explained.
“We will continue our efforts to tackle illegal gambling and look carefully for the skin betting sites, especially, since they often involve children playing computer games that can suddenly evolve into gambling,” she said. “Therefore, we are also looking at other methods to get rid of these illegal pages, while simultaneously continuing to monitor unlicensed betting and gaming sites targeting Denmark.”