The Danish Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden) in its move to curb illegal gaming sites operating in the country, has asked the telecommunication and internet service providers (ISPs) to restrict access to twenty-five gaming sites that are running without having necessary permits.
The Copenhagen City Court has regarded the order from the gambling authority. Internet service providers (ISPs) will now have to block local access to these gaming sites.
Of the twenty-five sites on the block list, 10 are igaming sites while the remaining fifteen are skin betting sites.
Spillemyndigheden director, Birgitten Sand, said, “We use our authority to block websites on an ongoing basis. We do this to protect the gaming providers who are authorized to offer games in Denmark, but also to protect the players.”
“Here we are focusing in particular on sites that offer skin betting, as they often target children and adolescents under the age of 18,” she added.
The sites blocked are 1 xBet, Equinox Dynamic’s Nordic Casino, Orientxpresscasino and La Fiesta Casino sites along with Game Tech Group’s Ramses Casino including two other domains for the company’s Cashpot Casino site.
Alpha Interactive Solutions’ Casino Napoli and Mr. James Casino, and Usoftgaming’s Ph. Casino site is also blocked amongst the others.
It is not the first time the gambling authority has blocked access to unlicensed sites, and they also blocked eighteen sites earlier in January, this year. Recently, they have also introduced a new code to protect consumers.
“We will continue to work purposefully and persistently to find and block illegal skin betting websites, although the work needed to document and block these sites tends to be complicated,” Sand expressed the authority’s commitment to crack down on unauthorized gaming sites.
“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. 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,” she concluded.