Tag Archives: denmark

Danske Spil recruits Malene Mølgaard to lead Lotteri unit

Danske Spil has confirmed the inbound appointment of Malene Mølgaard as the new managing director of the Lotteri Spil (lottery) unit. The appointment sees the board of Danske Spil end its executive search to find a successor to Pernille Mehl, who ended her 7-year tenure as Chief Executive of Lotteri Spil last November. A fresh appointment to the gambling sector, Mølgaard …

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Soft2Bet expands Nordic vision by securing Danish Spillemyndigheden licence  

Soft2Bet has achieved a 2022 core business objective after being granted an online gambling licence by Spillemyndigheden, the Danish Gambling Authority. The new licence will enable Soft2Bet to provide its wide-ranging igaming service for the Danish market, covering sports betting, online bingo and a full range of online casino games including roulette, baccarat, punto banco, blackjack, poker and slots. The …

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Danske Spil appoints Karsten Fogh Holanng as unit CEO for online gambling

The board of Danske Spil has elected Karsten Fogh Holanng as inbound Chief Executive of ‘Licens Spil’ (licensed games) – the sportsbook and online gambling unit of Danske Spil, Denmark’s state-owned gambling operator. Holanng, who has served as Chief Information Officer of Licens Spil since 2016, will take leadership of Danske Spil’s online gambling unit in February of 2022. The …

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LeoVegas secures Danish licence extension until 2026

Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s Gambling Authority, has renewed the operating licence of LeoVegas AB for a further five years, until 2026.  The extension will allow LeoVegas to continue operating its online casino and sportsbook brands for the regulated market of Denmark, which reformed its online gambling laws in 2018. LeoVegas has operated in the Danish market since 2016 and has since become …

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Danish operators reminded of their money laundering Act duties

Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s gambling authority has reminded licensed incumbents of their duties to report suspicious AML activities to FIU – Denmark’s Money Laundering Secretariat. The warning comes as FIU updates its ‘list of AML indicators’ that must be reported on by Danish licensed-or-registered businesses working within high-risk compliance sectors such as banking, trading, insurance and gambling. The compliance duties of Denmark’s …

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Danish gambling abides by new advertising complaints board 

Strengthening the ‘code-of-conduct on advertising’, Danish operators have launched ‘Spilreklamenævnet’ – an independently managed complaints board monitoring gambling advertising and media.  The founding of Spilreklamenævnet forms part of planned advertising directives for Danish Gambling announced in 2018, which saw regulated incumbents pledge to observe new binding code-of-conduct protections on gambling advertising.     The complaints board will be managed by Danish professional …

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Danish Treasury backs merger of Danske Spil and Klasselotteri

Nicolai Wammen, Denmark’s Minister of Finance, has stated that his department supports a merger of state-owned gambling operators Danske Spil and Danske Klasselotteri. Reporting to Folketing (parliament), Wammen expressed that a merger would ‘create a better strategic framework’ for the state-owned assets and how their charitable contributions are distributed, benefiting Danish society. Furthermore, Wammen detailed that both companies were in …

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Spillemyndigheden to block 55 unlicensed websites targeting Denmark

Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s gambling regulator, has secured a court approval to block 55 websites that had been operating without the relevant licences in the country. This is the highest single number of sites to be closed off since the regulator began intercepting illegal websites in 2012. Including the 55, it has now blocked a total of 145 domains to date. Spillemyndigheden …

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