Spillemyndigheden adds technical requirements on game and wagering reporting

Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s gambling authority, has sanctioned new technical requirements to be implemented across online casino and sports betting verticals.

Updating provisions of the ‘Danish Act on Gambling’, Spillemyndigheden has added new requirements on self-exclusion procedures and game reporting. 

New requirements will see all licensees reference Spillemyndigheden’s ‘ROFUS’ national self-exclusion database before engaging in push notification marketing via mobile devices.

The gambling regulator stated that it recognises push messages on smartphones as a form of gambling marketing, which must be cross-referenced with ROFUS in order to ensure that operators have no contact with at-risk consumers. 

Meanwhile, for sports betting licence holders, Spillemyndigheden has added a further reporting segment which covers virtual sports content as a separate category.

From 1 September, all licence holders must now report all virtual sports wagering activity under the segment titled ‘VirtuelFastOdds’. 

Spillemyndigheden stated that it has changed its reporting structure in order to gain a clear distinction between traditional sports betting markets and game-based virtual sports wagering.

Supporting its update, Spillemyndigheden has published further guidance on reporting standards related to distinguishing peer-to-peer and player-versus-house casino games, which have previously been separated by the regulator.

 2020 has seen Spillemyndigheden enforce a series of new requirements, such as ensuring that all operators promote the ROFUS self-exclusion scheme across their domains and that all customers set mandatory deposit limits upon registration.

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