Swiss regulators add almost 50 sites to igaming blacklists

| By Nosa Omoigui
Switzerland's gaming regulators Eidgenössische Spielbankenkommission (ESBK) and Gespa have added almost 50 online gambling sites to its blacklist, including a domain redirecting to Bet365.
Swiss regulator updates igaming blacklist

The blacklists, first published in 2019, are updated regularly to reflect which domains the ESBK or Gespa – which regulate gaming in Switzerland’s German- and French-speaking cantons, respectively – deem to be operating illegally within the country. The previous update to the lists took place back in June.

Internet service providers are ordered to block all sites on the lists.

In the latest amendment, a domain that redirects to Bet365 – 288-563.com – has been added to both Gespa’s and ESBK’s lists.

A total of 18 sites appear on Gespa’s blacklist, including betting exchange Matchbook.com, esports betting site csgoempire.com and bahigo64.com – the 11th site under the Bahigo brand to appear on the list.

Betadonis.com, cryptokitties.co and escowin10.com have also been added.

ESBK’s list contains a further 31 new names including two Bahigo brands, six Playamo sites, two Superbit Casino domains and five Wild Tornado pages.

More than 600 websites have now been backlisted by both regulators since 2019.

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