Lithuanian Authorities Intend To Limit The Activities Of Illegal Operators With The Help Of Internet Providers
Lithuanian gambling authority must lobby the vilnius district administrative court for transferring permissions to block access and payments to unlicensed gambling sites. These measures are aimed at strengththening the fight against illogal gambling.
If the supervisory authority will be given the authority, he will be able to publish binding orders that internet providers block unlicensed sites and forced payment handlers to stop performing all transactions with these enterprises.
Lithuanian radio and television commission (lrtk) has already endowed with such rights, which issues internet providers to ban the access of citizens to illegal content in accordance with the laws on public information and copyright laws and rights.
The law of the republic of lithuania on gambling allows the regulatory authority to take action against illegal operators by creating its blacklist. This is currently 354 domain, including websites managed by companies such as kindred group, the stars group, bet365 and flutter entertainment.
In order to access these internet resources, the regulatory authority must currently approve the blocking decree in vilnius court.
Lithuanian gambling authority warned licensees for blocking customer transactions committed by such payment methods that do not have confirmation of the player’s relationship. Thus, before accepting deposits from an account, operators must confirm that debit or credit card is specified in the name of the player.
In august of this year, data from gambling supervision authority showed that income from months before june 30 rose to €17.5 million ($ 19.3 million), of which €10.4 million came from six licensed operators of sports bookmakers in the country. Market overview, published in october, showed that sine 2017, the number of participants in the igaming sector almost doubled, and 30% of respondents were involved in gambling online games for the last year.
Recall, a ban on the use of credit cards in gambling is lobby in the uk.