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888Sport, William Hill, Bet365 and Betsson blacklisted by Dominican Republic

| By Nick Brown
More than 40 major operator brands have been blacklisted by the Dominican Republic ahead of the market preparing to re-regulate.
Dominican Republic

The announcement comes at the same time that the Dominican Republic has issued Resolution 136-2024. The resolution, signed into law on 26 March 2024, provides a new regulated framework for online gambling.

The new set of measures will be overseen by the Dirección de Casinos y Juegos de Azar (DCJA). The directorate is managed by the Ministerio de Hacienda (Ministry of Finance). As a result, it is responsible for issuing licences to online casinos and lotteries.

With a new licensing framework in place, operators who do not have a licence will no longer be authorised to operate in the country.

This is in accordance with Law (Ley) 155-17 – “Against Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism”.

Who has been blacklisted?

The DCJA, which is tasked with the supervision of games of chance in the Dominican Republic, has now issued a list of 41 operators that are barred from offering services.

These include Betway, Betsson, Interwetten, Betfair Colombia, Bet365, Mr Green Casino, 888Sport and William Hill.

In releasing its statement, the DCJA announced that: “We emphasise the importance of playing and betting responsibly and legally to guarantee a safe and fair experience.

“Therefore, we recommend always verifying the operator’s authorisation through official channels and avoiding participating in unregulated activities.”

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