Belgium Adds Five to Online Gambling Blacklist

Published April 26, 2013 by OCR Editor

Belgium Adds Five to Online Gambling Blacklist

Belgian Gaming Commission issues another updated on banned operators

Belgium's online gambling scene has been busy this month, with the Gaming Commission blacklisting another five online gambling operators while enabling others to begin operating lawfully.

Blacklist update

The Belgian Gaming Commission last week added five new sites to its blacklist of prohibited online gambling operators, bringing to 69 the total number of sites that are unable to receive a license under local regulations. The five websites to be added to the blacklist are: Redbet, PKR, PKRCasino, GoldenCherry and KlaverCasino.

Under Belgian law, local internet service providers must block access to all websites that have been blacklisted. Only land-based gaming operators with existing Belgian licenses are able to apply for licenses to provide online gambling, with fines for unlawful operations reaching up to €100,000.

Latest launches

Also last week, WMS JackpotParty launched a Belgian domain in the form of JackpotParty.be, bringing Belgian online gamers 27 classic WMS Industries slots. This fully legal and regulared site is operated by Groupe Partouche, the largest land-based operator in Belgium and France.

Last month, bwin, one of Europe's largest online gambling providers, was also cleared by Belgium's Gaming Commission to launch its own range of sites, which are expected to be up and running some time during this year.

See also

Euro 2016 Qualifiers: Wales Faces off Belgium

FIFA World Cup Semifinal: France vs. Belgium

World Cup: Belgium Attempts to Take on Messi

Euro 2016: Belgium and Wales Square off for a Place in the Semifinal

Euro 2016: Hungary Braces for Tough Test Against Belgium


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