Here we go again with more sites being blocked in Bulgaria. The latest blocked sites bring the total number of blocked sites to 78 and it is expected that this will only continue to grow.
The latest sites blocked include maria.com, bet365, pinnacle.com, Unibet, Betsson, 12bet.com, intercasino, youwin.com, tipco.com, canbet, comeon.com, 5dimes and casino-belgie.com. The reason for these sites being blocked is their failure to apply for and obtain a license to operate within Bulgaria.
This only angered the government who grew tired of their lack of moving forward and have now blocked these sites. The reality is should they wish to apply in the future they likelihood of approval of a licence will not be forthcoming due to their neglect. What is more shocking is that most of these companies are large and successful internet betting sites who have the resources to obtain the proper licensing in Bulgaria. Why they chose to not apply for the said license can only be contributed to the Bulgarian market not yielding the results they would hope to achieve once licencing fees and taxes are factored in.