Swiss regulators expand online gambling blacklists

18 March 2020

Swiss gambling regulators Eidgenössische Spielbankenkommission (ESBK) and the Inter-Cantonal Lotteries and Betting Commission (Comlot) have published updated versions of their blacklists of unlicensed operators.

The ESBK and Comlot have added more operators to their blacklists on a regular basis since the lists were first released in September last year.

Swiss internet service providers were required to block access to the latest additions as of yesterday (17 March).

The latest version of the ESBK list features 27 new domains, including Bestgoldeneuro.com, Casinoastral.com and Spinupcasino.com.

Meanwhile, Comlot has added 13 domains to its blacklist of operators, with the stand-out site being Bet365.dk. This is the third Bet365 site to be blacklisted by Comlot, following the operator's dot.com and dot.it domains.

Other new additions to the Comlot blacklist include Betbigwin.com, Efbet.net, Forzza7.com and three websites using the Solobet brand – Sol0bet11.com, Solobet12.com and Solobet13.com.

Players in Switzerland are currently limited to gambling online after all land-based casinos closed until 30 April, in line with government advice to help slow the spread of novel coronavirus.