Bulgaria grows online domains’ blacklist

The commission has added two more sites to its blacklist. Credits: aviation-headset.com

The local gambling regulator has added more sites to its blacklist of banned domains.

Bulgaria.- The Bulgarian State Gambling Commission (SCG) has revealed that two more online gambling sites have been added to its list of banned domains. The move comes after the authority found out that they were operating illegally, as they did not hold a gambling licence.

The domains, df-bet.org and 1xdzug.host, were blocked according to the N55 decision posted on January 18. The state gambling regulator also said during its latest meeting that new decisions regarding local business operators and companies have been made, and will be found at its official section on the Bulgarian Ministry of Finance website.

The online gaming industry in Bulgaria has been posting good results for more than a year, with the first nine months of 2018 achieving a 17% growth in tax contribution. The online gambling segment represents about 10% of the total gambling market in the country, which contributed a total €89 million in the nine months to September 30. The figure was 30% higher than the same period in 2017 and managed to beat concerns about reduced tourism from Turkey impacting on the casino segment performance.

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