Belgian authorities have added a new handful of names to the list of operators who are offering games to Belgian players without a valid license. Bwin, 7Red.com and Bet365 are all to be found on the new blacklist.
Belgian authorities have updated its blacklist of operators who are offering games to Belgian players without having a valid iGaming license.
Belgium's gambling authority in May published its first blacklist, containing 30 gambling operators found to be operating illegally in the country.
These included Bwin, Betsson, Betfair, William Hill and 888, who were all found to be in breach of the Belgian Gambling Act.
The Act dictates that only licensed sites can offer games to Belgian players, and the nation's four largest Internet service providers were asked to block the unauthorized domain names.
Now, the list has been updated to include among others Bet365, www2.bwin.com, 7Red.com, Maaslandgames.com and Austrian betting operator SJBet.at.
The sites will now be blocked and players can even face fines if they play on them by using for instance proxy servers.
Belgium has one of Europe's smallest regulated markets in online gambling, and has only favored very few operators with valid licenses.
These include some of the biggest operators on the European market, such as PokerStars
, Partouche, Unibet and Casino777.