Turkey & Hungary ban multiple igaming operators

Turkish and Hungarian gambling regulatory bodies have served multiple igaming operators with regional banning orders, which will see operator websites restricted in access by regional IP’s.

High profile operators such as bwin.party, bet365 and Ladbrokes, were served restrictions orders by Hungary’s Gambling Supervision Department. The operators have been added to Hungary’s igaming blacklist.

In Turkey, a joint campaign by the Turkish National Lottery Association and telecoms provider TIB against unlicensed betting and gaming operators has seen a block of access of more than 110 online gambling websites.

The Turkish National Lottery Association stated that it was looking to demand action against more than 440 igaming operators, who it believes have breached regional igaming regulations.

According to the Worldbulletin.net website, the two bodies have been working together to combat online betting and gambling over a number of years.

A report released by TIB on Monday stated that the telecommunications authority blocked access to the websites on the grounds that they were providing online gambling services.

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