The move by Playtech, which supplies numerous igaming operator software provisions, has seen Gala Interactive and William Hill notify affiliates, media partners and customers that it would no longer accept players from the region.
Playtech took the decision to withdraw its operations after it reached an agreement with Belgian gambling regulators that the software provider and its partners would no longer accept wagering from Belgian customers. This action means that the software provider will not be further prosecuted by Belgian authorities.
A Playtech announcement read “As part of Playtech’s commitment to the regulated Belgian market, we have reached an agreement with the Belgium Gaming Commission that Playtech will cease supporting non-licenced Belgian sites, including dot.com sites, in 2014.
“Playtech has ceased supporting non-licensed Belgian facing sites and our licensees have been requested to implement a block on activity from all Belgium players unless they hold a Belgian operating licence.”
Last month igaming operator Betclic Everest announced that it had terminated its Belgian facing operations due to restrictions and legal threats imposed by the Belgium government and gambling regulators.