COLOMBIA SIGNS NEW PACT TO TRACK AND BLOCK ILLEGAL ONLINE OPERATORS
Colombian gaming regulator Coljuegos is partnering with officials from the IT and Communications Ministry and the industry association Fecoljuegos, to protect licensed online gaming operators in Colombia. “We will track illegal domains, some of them based overseas, to block them and prevent them from damaging our local industry,” said Coljuegos President Juan B. Pérez Hidalgo.
Local gaming regulator Coljuegos teamed with officials from the IT and Communications Ministry and the Colombian Federation of Luck and Random Game Entrepreneurs (Fecoljuegos) to track and block illegal online operators in order to protect those already established in the country with legal licenses.
The three entities have signed a new ‘pact for legality’ to promote lawful practices within the online gaming sector and will be introducing new methods to block illegal ones.
Coljuegos President Juan B. Pérez Hidalgo said the agreement will initiate the relevant process to sanction illegal gaming sites, which have been repeatedly requested to bring their operations into compliance.
“We will track those domains, some of them based overseas, to block them and prevent them from damaging our local industry,” Pérez Hidalgo commented.
Coljuegos revealed that 4,131 illegal websites have been blocked so far with new measures to be implemented to restrict the access of illegal foreign sites.
Source: GMB / G3 Newswire