Danish Gambling Regulator Blocks Further 16 Websites

The Danish Gambling Regulator, Spillemyndigheden, has blocked a further 16 websites after it was discovered that they provided betting and gaming without a licence.

The ruling was released in March 2020, and marks the sixth time that the regulator went to court to block unlicensed gaming, casino and skin gaming websites, with a total of 90 websites blocked since 2012 now.

The regulator had initially requested the district court to block 17 websites. One provider stopped the unconstitutional clause before the trial was concluded and in the other 16 cases, in March 2020, the district court ruled in favour of the Danish Gambling Authority.

Of the blocked sites, seven were online casino portals, seven offered skin bets and sports betting was offered by the remaining two.

All Danish-licensed gambling operators must clearly show the Spillemyndigheden logo on their website and on all marketing materials as part of their licence conditions.

Danish Gaming Authority director Morten Niels Jakobsen explained: “We work to protect players against illegal gambling, and we also need to ensure that the operators who are licenced to offer gambling in Denmark can run their businesses under orderly conditions. That is why it is very important for us to clamp down on gambling offered without a licence,”