2020_2_evoplay.jpg
2020_2_evoplay.jpg
2020_2_evoplay.jpg
CLOSE
× Gambling News In-Depth iGaming Calendar Connections GI Friday Trafficology GI Magazine
GGA 2020 AffiliateCon
NEWS 27 January 2016

More big brands added to Lithuania’s gambling blacklist

By Edward Obeng
Lithuania’s Gambling Control Authority (GCA) have included another wave of gambling operators to its blacklist of gaming companies, after claiming that the operators were providing online services in the country without the necessary licence.

William Hill, Betway and Unibet are the latest big brand names to be denied access to operating legally in the country after the GCA issued binding orders to internet providers to block the companies’ websites.

Publication of the blacklist comes after the Lithuanian lawmakers announced a host of regulatory amendments concerning gambling.

As of 1 January this year the GCA has been able to take legal action against operators that conduct illegal remote gambling in Lithuania. The country’s new gambling rules require international online operators to establish a local presence.

Currently, only Sport Top, TonyBet and Orakulas have applied for, and been issued with, Lithuanian online gambling licences.

The GCA posted a notice to its website warning local gamblers that patronising unauthorized sites meant they “risk losing their contributions”, and that the GCA wouldn’t aid gamblers should they lose money to a false site.



RELATED TAGS: Online
DISCUSS THIS ARTICLE
2019_42_enteractive.gif
GI FRIDAY: WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
THE GI HUDDLE PODCAST
NEW! #006 - LISTEN NOW
Gaming Industry Conferences (22:37)
#005 - LISTEN NOW
The role of gambling media (27:11)
#004 - LISTEN NOW
What is the role of a Gambling regulator? (29:09)
#003
The Future of Gambling Sponsorship in Sport (30:50)
ANALYSIS
MUST READ
IN-DEPTH 27 January 2020
CEO Special 2020: Evolution Gaming - Staying humble
READ MORE

PREMIUM CONNECTIONS
Zimpler
Payments
Zimpler provides a complete In and Out payment solution for online services. That means we take care of identifying the ...
Efbet
Systems and Software
We have partnered up with deVRealm in a joint venture for the development of new gambling technology platforms. The primary ...
Digital Isle of Man
Legal and Jurisdictions
Digital Isle of Man is responsible for the thriving Digital sector in the Isle of Man, spanning the Island's international ...
Newgioco Group
Systems and Software
Newgioco Group, Inc. (OTCQB:NWGI) is a premier leisure betting technology company providing regulated online and land-based gaming and sports ...
NSoft
Systems and Software
NSoft is an award - winning internationally recognized software solutions provider for betting industry. The company has more than 200 employees ...
BBIN
Systems and Software
The Leading iGaming Software Supplier in Asia
1xPartners
Affiliate
1xPartners is the innovative and exciting affiliate program offered by 1xBet, one of the world's leading sportsbooks and casinos. Offering ...
ActiveWins
PR and Marketing
ActiveWin has ripped up the rulebook on the traditional agency prototype. Our model is based on performance - as you ...
Global Gaming Awards
Industry Awards
The Global Gaming Awards London recognise the most innovative companies and individuals of the gaming world. The Awards are powered ...
BetConstruct
Systems and Software
BetConstruct is a global award-winning technology and services provider for online and land-based gaming industry. BetConstruct's innovative and proven offerings ...