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Slovakia iGaming blacklist swells to 75 domains

Slovakia's Ministry of Finance has expanded its blacklist of unlicensed online gaming sites with the addition of a number of high profile operators.

The updated blacklist, which requires internet service providers to block access to the listed sites, now includes 75 domains, with 66 new urls added and one - 888.com - removed.

High profile domains in the latest update include Betsson Group's betsson.com, betsafe.com and nordicbet.com; Kindred Group's unibet.com and stanjames.com; William Hill's 21nova.com; The Stars Group's betstars.eu, betstars.com, pokerstarscasino.eu and pokerstars.eu; EveryMatrix's caribiccasino.com and jetbull.com; as well as betfair.com, betway.com, lottoland.com and pinnacle.com.

The list also includes a number of smaller operators and 38 new domains belonging to bet365, whose bet365.com domain was among the first ten to be blacklisted in July of this year.

Slovakia's gaming legislation requires internet service providers to block access to blacklisted domains from within the country and also imposes payment blocking measures on the sites.

Operators who are found to be targeting players in Slovakia without a local license are given ten days to respond to requests to discontinue the service. Those that fail to comply are blacklisted and ISP and payment blocking is sanctioned by court order.

Unlicensed operators who continue to serve the market face fines of up to €500,000, while the promotion of unlicensed gambling is subject to fines of up to €250,000.

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