Denmark Takes Action Against Illegal Online Gambling Websites

Written by Neha A. on 2012-02-21 at 00:07
Denmark gambling news - GamingZion
Denmark is upping its level of security regarding Danish Gambling Authority approved gambling sites, according to recent Denmark gambling news.

Starting this year, Denmark has vowed to keep illegal gambling operators out of Danish gambling market for good, by including such primitive measures as whistle blowing, in its arsenal against illegal online gambling.

Just what constitutes an illegal online casino in Denmark, or a sports betting site, has been clearly defined in an advisory outline that is available across the net. It is hoped that this outline will encourage whistle blowers to scour the net for any and all gambling sites offering services to Danish gamblers, that do not have permission to do so.

An e-mail address, set up exclusively for this purpose by the Danish Gambling Authority, has been put up online, along with the outline, which details what constitutes an illegal site or operator, how to report the illegal operators, and also what the consequences will be to all those found guilty. This is likely to be of paramount importance, and make interesting reading to any such sites hosting what the DGA would consider illegal online gaming.

Some key points in just how to define a legal operator, include having the site available in the Danish language and allowing the gamblers that use the site to deposit, withdraw or indeed play at online casinos and online sportsbooks in Denmark with the Danish currency.

As far as the penalty for perpetrators goes, they are likely to be faced with a notice of contravention of the Danish Gaming Authority, followed by a demand to cease providing illegal gaming to Danish gamblers. Once this is complete, the Danish Gaming Authority will likely block the customers access to the website, freeze or block their funds, and be reported to the police for a violation of Danish law.

The harsh terms come as many EU states are now adopting similar policies to the Danish gambling laws, to protect their individual gambling markets across Europe. William Hill and Bwin are just two of the online sportsbooks that have been in the online gambling news this month, following complaints by countries such as Serbia concerning illegal online gambling. Serbia has themselves, allocated a blacklist of sites of which both Bwin and William Hill are reported to be a part of.

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