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Poland publishes first online gaming blacklist

Poland’s gaming regulator has published its first blacklist of unlicensed online gaming websites, with bet-at-home.com and Marathonbet.com among the most prominent brands to be added to the list.

The country’s Ministry of Finance published the blacklist of unlicensed operators last week following amendments made to the Polish Gambling Act which came into force on April 1st.

Polish internet service providers will be required to block access to the sites, with payment service providers also be required to block transactions from the operators.

The list currently comprises 43 websites in total from 28 operators, but includes several domains from Argocasino.com and Zigzag777.com, alongside other Curacao-licensed brands Bosscasino.eu, EuroCasinoBet.com, Betcos.com, and Ohmbet.com.

Other recognisable gaming sites include Betclic Everest Group-owned bet-at-home.com, Ukrainian operator Favbet.com, Marathonbet.com, and Winmasters.com.

There are a number of Malta-licensed sites including The Palace Group’s GamingClub.com, VulkanBet.com, and RoyalPanda.com, which is also licensed in the UK.

Under the country’s new regulations, operators whose domains are added to the blacklist have two months to present justification for their entry to be removed.
The regulator then has seven days to issue an administrative decision on either leaving the domain in the register or removing it. The regulator’s decision can be appealed to Poland’s Administrative Courts.

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