Denmark 'Winning' Fight Against Illegal Gambling Operators

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Denmark ‘Winning’ Fight Against Illegal Gambling Operators

number of illegal gambling operators in Denmark is continuing to shrink, according to the latest report released by the country’s regulatory agency Spillemyndigheden.

The gambling regulator conducted an intense crackdown on unauthorized gambling operators throughout 2018 which resulted in 742 suspicious websites being found to have violated the Danish Act on Gambling, which prompted the agency to send 22 petitions to the illegal gaming operators.

The number of problematic websites identified in 2017 more than doubled in 2018, though the agency noted this was because they conducted “broader than usual” searches. From the 742 problematic websites, 18 have already been blocked by local internet service providers for failing to respond to the petitions.

Despite the lesser petitions sent in 2018 compared to the previous year, the number of domain-blocking orders enforced by Spillemyndigheden in 2018 is the highest since Denmark launched its regulated online market in 2012 which saw 20 orders being issued.