Spillemyndigheden shuts down 16 illegal gaming websites

A further 16 websites have been blocked by the Danish Gambling Authority, Spillemyndigheden, after it was found that they were offering betting and gaming without a licence.

The ruling was issued in March 2020, and marks the sixth time that the regulator has gone to court to have unlicensed betting, casino and skin betting websites blocked, having now blocked a total of 90 websites since 2012.

The regulator had initially requested that 17 websites were blocked by the district court. One provider stopped the illegal provision before the case was conducted, and in March 2020, the district court ruled in favour of the Danish Gambling Authority in the 16 remaining cases.

Seven of the sites blocked were online casino websites, seven offered skin betting, and the remaining two offered sports betting.

As part of their licence conditions, all gambling operators with a Danish licence must clearly display the Spillemyndigheden label on their website and on all marketing material.

“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,” explained the Director of the Danish Gambling Authority, Morten Niels Jakobsen.

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