Swiss regulator adds 35 more websites to gambling blacklist

29 January 2020

Swiss gambling regulator the Eidgenössische Spielbankenkommission (ESBK) has added another 35 websites to its blacklist of unlicensed operators.

Last September, the ESBK and Inter-Cantonal Lotteries and Betting Commission (Comlot) each published lists of companies not permitted to operate in the country. These lists are updated on regular basis with new sites.

Article 86 of the Geldspielgesetz, permits the ESBK to request internet service providers to block access to platforms that are accessible in Switzerland but not licensed, using a domain name server lock.

With the latest update, the ESBK list now contains 145 websites, including new additions such as Winorama.com, Magik.casino, Scracthmania.com, Bitstarz.com, Eclipsecasino,com and Goldeneuro.com.

Other new names in the updated ESBK blacklist include Luckyredcasino.com, Euromooncasino.com, Gratorama.com and Uniquecasinovip.com.

The 35 websites join a number of major operators that were included on earlier editions of the blacklist, such as bet365, bet-at-home, Intertops, Interwetten and Pinnacle.

Last month, Comlot also released an updated of its blacklist, adding a further 10 sites, including the likes of Allsport365.com, Bahigo178.com, Buff.bet, Coinbet24.com and Cryptobet.com.