The network lock for illegal Online- gambling games of foreign vendors to work now after some initial technical difficulties. However, it works with the redirect to the game banking Commission has established the "Stop"side is not always.
are offered to The new provisions on the restriction of the access to Switzerland is not an authorised game in the past 1. July entered into force. The technical specifications for the blocking in Switzerland approved Online game offers were the telecommunications service providers already on 5. June 2019 been sent.
On 3. September 2019 was published in a first block list, a second one followed on 15. October. Since then, the Federal gaming Board (the FGB) continued its analytical work and wants to publish before the end of the year, a third list, such as the FGB-communications officer Marjorie Perusset said on request.
The blocking works, but apparently only for a short period of time properly, as repeated Attempts by the news Agency Keystone took showed SDA. In the meantime, the on the block list listed illegal game offers are no longer available.
"in The beginning have actually encountered some telecommunications service providers, technical difficulties," admitted Perusset. In the meantime, had calmed down the Situation. Further problems which the FGB had not been informed. The the FGB has to answer to the words of Perusset, many of the reactions from players: "Most of those who had been of the change in the law, have no knowledge or did not know that the used game was not allowed."
Stop page does not work in any case
Depending on the settings of the browser and depending on security certificates, the redirection works on the Stop-page of the FGB not work properly. The goal is that players are calling a illegal gambling site, are redirected to the website www.stoppage-bgs.esbk.admin.ch .
On this page, the Game will be made aware that the referring website money game contains offers that are not approved in Switzerland. "There is no guarantee for a safe, transparent and socially acceptable game resolution is" is there. Therefore, the access to this page is blocked. At the same time, attention is drawn to the legal tenders which are approved by the Swiss Federal gaming Commission and the inter - cantonal lotteries and betting Commission. The income of these providers for the benefit of all or for the most part the General public in the areas of AHV , culture and Sport.
warnings against censorship
were pushed to lock, The network is already in the Parliament on resistance. Civil parties taken in consequence of the Referendum against the template. The referendum Committee has been supported by foreign providers financially. The voting public took the new gambling act, but then in June 2018, with nearly 73 percent " Yes " votes.
The opponents had warned in vain in front of a precedent: If the network lock against Online game offers are only in force, be open for further restrictions in the Internet door and gate.
The money game law since the beginning of year in force, the provisions of the network lock, since 1. July. Online money games are with authorization admissible, however, only those providers with headquarters in Switzerland. The network lock can, however, be relatively easy to circumvent. According to a study from the University of Berne fins annually up to 250 million Swiss francs for gambling abroad. (nag/sda)
Created: 20.11.2019, 09:56 PM