SBC News Denmark opens consultation on Game Data changes

Denmark opens consultation on Game Data changes

Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s Gambling Authority has launched a consultation seeking feedback on changes to game data reporting requirements.

Regulatory proceedings for see Spillemyndigheden ‘update reporting requirements on data related to all gambling disciplines, with changes coming into effect from 2025 onwards.

Online casinos in Denmark are currently required to submit detailed game data reports to Spillemyndigheden, providing the authority specific information on customer transactions, available games and customer incentives.

The new changes will introduce several new data requirements on sports betting licences, which must report sports bets as separate transactions, including individual selections within combination bets. This aims to provide clarity about each selection and its handling.

Online poker operators must specify different types of poker games, such as tournaments and cash games. Further included have been new requirements for the provision of ‘test data for jackpots

Stakeholders feedback will also be needed on ‘linguistic adjustments’ of reports and updated ‘accompanying texts’ which also form part of the changes.

Interested parties have until June 10, 2024, to submit their feedback via the Danish supervisory authority’s contact form. The full overview of the updated requirements can be found on the Spillemyndigheden’s website.

In February, the authority detailed the continued growth on Danish gambling as gambling spend reached DKK 587m (€80m), reflecting an 18% increase on 2022 spend.

Market shares were 30.2% for sports betting, 47.3% for online casinos, 16.9% for gaming machines, and 5.4% for land-based casinos.

Additionally, the self-exclusion register of ROFUS had 50,000 sign-ups by April 2024, reflecting licensed operators continued compliance with regulatory duties.

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