The Danish Gambling Authority Spillemyndigheden has won approval from the City Court to block 55 websites that had been operating in the country without proper licences.
Spillemyndigheden initially ordered the websites in question to stop operations, but after they failed to do so, the regulator took the case to court.
During the hearing on March 2, Spillemyndigheden was able to prove that all of the websites had been offering games in Denmark without a licence and were, therefore, in breach of national regulations.
The court upheld the regulator’s decision and Spillemyndigheden has now begun the process of blocking the websites.
“One of our most important tasks is to protect players from illegal gambling, at the same time, we must ensure that the providers who are licensed to offer games in Denmark can run their business under orderly conditions,” Anders Dorph, Director of Spillemyndigheden, said.
“The record high number clearly shows that there is a need for the targeted effort, and we will therefore maintain the increased focus in the future,” Anders Dorph added.