Tag Archives: denmark

Anders Dorph to lead Danish regulator as new director

Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s gambling authority has confirmed that Anders Dorph will assume the role of Director, effective from 1 November. Dorph will join the regulator after serving as the deputy director of the Danish Immigration Service. Commenting on the new appointment, Minister of Taxation Morten Bødskov said: “The gaming authority plays a crucial role in the work of ensuring a proper …

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Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal

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Altenar has continued to support the expansion efforts for its sports betting and gaming customers by securing certification for both Denmark and Portugal. We spoke to the company’s CEO Stanislav Silin about the “technical and procedural synergies” between the two, challenges relative to other territories, and the need for a software provider to be “the enabler, not a blocker” for …

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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 …

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EGBA warns Danish tax hikes could boost offshore market

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has emphasised that there needs to be a ‘delicate balance’ between taxation levels and market regulations as new proposals made by the Danish government could result in declining channelisation rates aiding the black market. The Danish government has submitted proposals to increase taxes from 20% of gross gaming revenue to 28% by 2021. …

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Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins

The business model for Better Collective has shown resilience against COVID-19 headwinds, as it moves to diversify its publishing assets to compete within the esports market.  A strong opening to 2020 trading saw Better Collective record a 40% increase in group revenues to €20m (Q12019: €15m), which has been driven by a combination of improved sports win margins and increased …

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Danish gambling levels fall during lockdown

Data released by the Danish Gambling Authority, Spillemyndigheden, has shown a fall in the number of people gambling during the coronavirus crisis. Since 11 March, all land-based casinos and gambling venues have been closed across the country, while almost all sporting events have been cancelled. Morten Niels Jakobsen, Director of the Danish Gambling Authority, said: “It very much looks like …

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Spillemyndigheden shuts down 16 illegal gaming websites

A further 16 websites have been blocked by the Danish Gambling Authority, Spillemyndigheden, after it was found that they were offering betting and gaming without a licence. The ruling was issued in March 2020, and marks the sixth time that the regulator has gone to court to have unlicensed betting, casino and skin betting websites blocked, having now blocked a …

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Danish lockdown sees Spillemyndigheden relaunch gambling-harm campaigns 

Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s gambling regulatory authority, has announced that it will increase the exposure of its ‘StopSpillet’ helpline and ‘ROFUS’ self-exclusion scheme during the national lockdown. Despite recording one of Europe’s lowest number of COVID-19 cases (2,600) and related deaths (77), the Danish government has enforced the strictest of lockdowns to protect citizens from the virus.  With national consumers facing a …

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Spillemyndigheden DK moves forward on new marketing orders 

Danish gambling regulatory authority Spillemyndigheden has reminded licensed incumbents that new marketing requirements will come into effect on 1 April 2020. On 1 January 2020, Spillemyndigheden officially sanctioned a new executive order adding a further segment of requirements to Denmark’s gambling code related to marketing requirements on gambling-related products and services.  From the start of April, all Danish licensed gambling …

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Better Collective secures esports vision by acquiring HLTV.org for €35m

Stockholm-listed Better Collective A/S has moved to further diversify its publishing network by confirming the outright acquisition of esports player community HLTV.org for €35 million. Updating investors, Better Collective governance stated that the acquisition will establish the company as a leading digital publisher within the burgeoning global esports scene. Operating since 2002, Denmark based HLTV.org is recognised as the leading …

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