The Danish Gaming Authority Spillemyndigheden has denied access to 16 illegal gambling websites. This comes after receiving the court order to block these illegal websites back in March. A District Court ruled in favour of the regulator after it requested action be taken to block 17 unlicensed gambling sites. One of these 17 sites pulled out of the market before the court’s decision was announced.
Two from the illegal sites hosted real-money sports betting, seven offered online casino and the other seven offered esports skin betting.
Morten Niels Jakobsen, Director of Spillemyndigheden, said, “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,”
“Spillemyndigheden is particularly concerned with skin betting, as this type of game especially attracts young people under 18, who, via video games, may be exposed to elements from gambling,” the regulator said.