The Danish Gambling Authority has blocked 83 websites it says were offering illegal gambling in the country.


Spillemyndigheden said the latest wave of enforcement means the record for the number of sites blocked in a single year has already been broken.

The collection of 83 sites blocked in the court in Næstved, which handles proceedings of this nature, tops the 82 blocked for the whole of 2022.

The sites blocked included and

However, the Danish Gambling Authority’s director Anders Dorph expects even more enforcement as this year progresses.

“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" Dorph said.

"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.”

Dorph added that children and young people are a group particularly vulnerable to the illegal market, where 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,” he added.

Elsewhere, the Danish regulator has published further guidance for land-based operators.

The new guidance describes the requirements for registration of players and the requirements for issuance of means of identification to players, among other things.