55 Sites Banned After Danish Regulator Wins Court ApprovalPublished April 1, 2021 by Sol FH
It was a good day for the Danish iGaming regulator as 55 problematic websites have been removed from the jurisdiction.
No license, no activity! That's what has happened to 55 iGaming sites that were operating in Denmark without the proper licensing. Denmark's gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden recently won approval to block the sites, awarded by the City Court.
The sites were given an optimal chance to cease their operations after Spillemyndigheden had told them to do so, but, after they continued their operations, a court appeal was made and subsequentially won.
The hearing took place on March 2, wherein Spillemyndigheden proved that the sites were offering games of chance in the country without a license. This was an obvious breach of the national regulations and was all the court needed to give the order.
Though the case could still be subject to appeal, the regulator is now working to block the websites.
Online Casinos, Betting Sites, and Lotteries
There were different types of websites in the appeal, including online casinos; online sports betting, online lottery; and skin betting.
Of all the sites, Skin betting was the most prominent with 23 different sites in breach of regulations. The bulk of the sites were operated by Csgetto and GGdrop.
The next largest category was online casinos including operators like SlotJoint, EasyBet, and KingBillyCasino.
Director of Spillemyndigheden Anders Dorph commented, “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.”
Since the regulator began its quest to block non-licensed gambling sites, this was by far the furthest it's ever gone.