A few days ago, Denmark’s gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden gained approval from the City Court and blocked 55 online casinos operating in the country. These 55 online casinos have been operating without an appropriate gambling license.
Spillemyndigheden initially instructed these casinos to stop operating in the country. After the casinos failed to do so, the regulator filed a lawsuit in the city court.
The Danish regulator presented all the evidence proving that all 55 casinos operated without a license.
This is the first time the regulator has blocked this number of casinos.
Director of the Danish Gambling Authority, Anders Dorph, said: “The number of blocked casinos clearly shows that more effort is needed from us. Our goal is to protect players from illegal gambling. At the same time, we need to make sure that licensed gaming providers in Denmark are able to run their businesses under orderly conditions”.
Since 2012, the regulator has blocked a total of 145 casinos.