An online gambling blacklist in Switzerland has grown to a total of 81 domain names. The original list contained 65 names, with the Swiss Lottery and Betting Board updating the list with 16 additional names. Those on the list are serving local bettors without permission to do so.
Long List of Names:
In September, when the list first debuted, several names appeared including the main .com of Bet365. This time around, the list now includes online gambling operators like Betflat.it and Betaland.it of Italy. For the US, brands like SportsBetting.ag and Betonline.ag are included.
Additional domains from the updated October list includes:
According to Calvinayre…
The Federal Gaming Commission of Switzerland (ESBK) created their own blacklist of online gambling operators last month with the list containing names not listed on the Lottery’s chart. The ESBK has also been busy with a new survey involving gambling behavior of residents within the country. The details of the survey were released from the Swiss Health Survey 2017 showing around 69% have gambled a minimum of one time in 2017.
As far as gambling is concerned in Swizterland, state lottery options are the most popular, coming in at 48.2% in participation from the survey. The second most popular format is raffles and private games that came in at just over 14%.
According to the survey, only 2.3% of participation was seen via internationally licensed online gambling sites. Despite the low percentage, the survey revealed that the sites came in at 22.1% with gamblers considered risky or pathological.
The data from the survey has ESBK claiming that the governments restriction efforts involving gambling sites that do not have a Swiss license is warranted. The country just recently started a new regulated online market in January and ESBK began issuing online permits by June.