This is the tenth time the regulator has gained court approval to block gambling websites and domains.
The Denmark Næstved District Court has approved Spillemyndigheden’s order to block 83 gambling websites in the country. It is the tenth time that the regulator has received court approval for this. It takes 359 total of blocked sites.
Spillemyndigheden uses automated searches and reports from citizens and businesses to identify unlicensed gambling sites targeting the market. If operators use text in Danish or accept Danish currency or Danish payment cards, authorities will consider them to be illegally targeting the market. Spillemyndigheden can seek court approval to order site blocking if the operator fails to comply with requests to cease their activity.
Director Anders Dorph stated that they are intensifying their efforts to shut down illegal sites, blocking them twice a year instead of once as before. This allows them to target more sites and reduce the time Danish players are exposed to illegally offered games in Denmark.
He added that children and young people in particular are a vulnerable group. For instance, many of the illegal websites have very lenient requirements for age verification. Some of the sites also offer games that particularly appeal to children and young people, such as skin betting.