SBC News Danish Spillemyndigheden blocks access to 25 sites

Danish Spillemyndigheden blocks access to 25 sites

In a move to block access to unlicenced gaming websites, the Danish Gambling Authority Spillemyndigheden has blocked access to 25 sites after petitioning the country’s telecommunications providers.

Under court order from Copenhagen City Court, Danish internet providers are now obliged to block access to ten igaming sites, in addition to 15 skin betting websites. Of the 25 total sites, 1xBet has been blocked by Spillemyndigheden in addition to a number of Curaçao-based operators.

Equinox Dynamic’s Nordic Casino, Orientxpresscasino and La Fiesta Casino sites have all been blocked in addition to Game Tech Group’s Ramses Casino and two domains for its Cashpot Casino site.

After banning skin betting sites, Spillemyndigheden pointed out that this was the second time the regulator had been granted a court order to prevent access to such sites, following its successful ban on six sites in February 2018.

“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,” commented Spillemyndigheden director Birgitten Sand.

“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.”

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