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Swiss Lottery and Betting Board Publishes Blacklist of Foreign Gambling Websites

Niji Narayan



Swiss Lottery and Betting Board Publishes Blacklist of Foreign Gambling Websites
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The Swiss Lottery and Betting Board has released its first ever blacklist of foreign gambling websites following a change in the online gambling law.

More than 60 foreign gambling websites have been blocked to Swiss gamblers. The law came into effect in January but blocking of foreign gambling websites only started in August.

Swiss gamblers can bet online only with Swiss casinos and lotteries that pay tax in the country and take measures to protect people against addiction.

The blacklisted websites will be automatically obstructed by Swiss telecommunications service providers via DNS (domain name server) blocks. Only the websites accessible from Switzerland will be blocked. Foreign service providers that voluntarily withdraw from the Swiss market with appropriate measures will not be blocked.

It is estimated that more than CHF250 million ($252 million) a year flows into the coffers of foreign internet casinos based in offshore locations.

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