Denmark's Gambling Authority Blocks 25 'Illicit' Domains

Published Monday, April 08, 2019 - Online-Casinos.com
Denmark's Gambling Authority Blocks 25 'Illicit' Domains
The blocking of gambling web domains has become a matter of fact process that gambling authorities around the world have been employing for some time. An example of an authority from which is considered a model jurisdiction, Denmark, has for the second time in just over a year has prohibited certain online gambling sites from entering the Danish betting market. The first time Denmark blacklisted gambling domains was in February of 2018 which targeted twenty four operators. There were eighteen normal gambling platforms and six offerings that were skin based sites. The Danish Gambling Authority the Spillemyndigheden has recently announced it will block twenty five gambling offerings following warnings from the regulatory body that action would be taken against designated offerings. The Copenhagen City Court ruled in favor of the blocking efforts legally sought by the Danish Gambling Authority. The prohibited locations include two different types of so called ‘illicit’ sites. Online betting domains that target adult gambling and others which focus on “skin” sites offering a form of gambling activity aimed at underage online players will be blocked. While numerous online games offer such “skin” wagering, Counter Strike: Global Offensive sites in particular have gained a notable bad reputation in many jurisdictions. The 15 ‘skin’ sites targeted in this blocking effort were identified using an enhanced search strategy specially adapted for skin wagering web locations. Denmark’s Gambling Authority stated, “It is often more demanding to find and verify skin betting websites than traditional gambling sites, but the new search strategy has already proved efficient and should make it even easier to find the illegal skin betting websites.” Birgitte Sand, Director of the Danish Gambling Authority commented, “We use our authority to block websites on an ongoing basis. We do this to protect the operators who do have a licence to offer gambling in Denmark. But we also do so to protect the players.”

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