Denmark censures Facebook for promoting illegal websites

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Spillemyndigheden, the gambling authority of Denmark, has censured social media giant Facebook for promoting illegal gambling websites on its platform.

The gambling authority has been taking stringent action against illegal gambling websites, as it is concerned about the lack of options about such websites in tracking the money or taxes associated with it. The country’s regulator and the Danish Tax Agency’s anti-fraud unit have conducted a probe into the activities of three illegal websites and found that there were 742 problematic sites.

They managed to block 18 of these websites, but they found that these websites were still being promoted on Facebook groups. In order to continue to strengthen the licensed gambling market, Danish authorities have already announced that they will also act on skin betting. According to the Spillemyndigheden, about 20-25 skin betting sites are set to be included in their next blocking session.