Denmark’s courts have given gambling authority Spillemyndigheden the green light to block 55 illegal gambling websites.
The websites had been operating without the correct licensing despite repeated warnings from the Danish gambling regulator.
Spillemyndigheden provided screenshots as evidence that the websites had ignored all warnings and were still operating without a Danish permit. The courts upheld the regulator’s claim and allowed an immediate block to be placed on all 55 websites.
Local ISPs have decided to appeal the decision and bring the case to the district court.
Speaking of the block, director of the Danish Gambling Authority, Anders Dorph said:
“The record-high number clearly shows there is a need for a targeted effort, and we will therefore maintain this increased focus in the future.
One of our most important tasks is to protect players from illegal gambling. At the same time, we must ensure the providers who are licensed to offer games in Denmark can run their business under orderly conditions.”
The Danish regulator first started blocking websites back in 2012 and this most recent block brings the total number of banned websites up to 145.