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Over 80 Illegal Gambling Websites Blocked by Danish Regulator

Andy Newton

Spillemyndigheden, who are the Danish Gambling Authority, have been approved a court order to allow local internet service providers to place blocks on over 80 gambling sites that are unlicenced.

In total, 83 illegal gambling sites in Denmark have been targeted by the court order, who have been operating illegally – with this original request sent in 2023.

This is in addition to the 82 sites the Danish authorities managed to block in 2022, one less than this 2023 total. While in total the Spillmyndigheden has now managed to halt 359 unregulated gambling sites in the country since 2012.

Some of the recent 83 sites to be kicked into touch were cobracasino.com, 1bet.com and kingbilly,com. There is a full list of the blocked sites here.

Denmark Gambling Authority Reports 15% Of 15-17 Year-olds Are Illegal Betting

The blocks were also welcome news to Denmark that have reported in the past that up to 15% of people underage and between 15-17 years-old have been subject to illegal gambling.

These latest restrictions will go some way to bringing this figure down.

The Danish Gambling Authority published a recent study that revealed 21.7% of people that replied had gambled within the past year and 15% of 15-17 year-olds betting online. With up to 3.8% also coming clean to having gambled on illegal sites.

Anders Dorph, director of the Danish Gambling Authority said

“We have intensified our work to shut down the illegal sites, so that we now get them blocked twice a year instead of once as previously. In this way, we can get hold of even more sites and minimize the period when Danish players are exposed to games that are offered illegally in Denmark.

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.”

 

Andy Newton

Horse racing, sports betting tipster and journalist that uses key trends and stats to find winners, plus new betting angles for readers. Andy Newton has leading industry contacts, including with some of the best horse racing stables in the UK with his long association with TrainersQuotes and FromTheStables. Has written for GeeGeez and BetBright, plus was the former sports betting editor of odds comparison site Easyodds and Juicestorm. Has also appeared on betting podcasts for MatchBook and has featured in the popular Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Guide. Andy's ghost written for former top jockey Richard Dunwoody too and has a monthly column in the Racing Ahead horse racing magazine. Now a regular on SportsLens, giving his views, trends and tips mainly on horse racing (US & UK) and football (soccer), plus specializes in long form SEO sports betting content for news, tips and all things betting on any sport. If there's a stat to be explored and it's a sport, Andy will find a betting angle.