Tag Archives: denmark

Danske Spil renews Quantum contract with Sportech

Sportech Plc has announced a major client extension as Danske Spil, Denmark’s state-owned lottery operator, renews its pari-mutuel technology agreement with the racing systems provider.  The agreement will see Danske Spil continue to utilise Sportech’s ‘Quantum’ software as lead retail system for racing tote and pari-mutuel markets. Last year, Danske Spil undertook a group-wide overhaul of its retail racing system …

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Denmark’s Spillemyndigheden issues Brexit residency warning

Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s national gambling authority, has underlined that all licensed online gambling incumbents must ensure that their registered business entities reside in either an EU or EEA nation. The Danish authority has issued its warning as the UK government and EU counterparts enter this week’s ‘final negotiating window’ to secure a reciprocal trade deal ahead of the EU Council Summit …

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Winning Post: Easy ‘Nordic cash’ is drying up…

Regulus Partners begins November proceedings by examining the Nordic market developments. Once recognised as fruitful territory for igaming operators, heavy-handed restrictions, penalties and increased taxes have changed Scandinavia’s market outright.  ___________ Norway has become a much tougher market in which to operate over the last couple of years, especially for those not willing or able to get creative with payments …

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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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