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Spillemyndigheden updates Denmark’s national AML strategy

SBC News Spillemyndigheden updates Denmark’s national AML strategy

The Danish Gambling Authority Spillemyndigheden has announced an update to its AML guidance.  Primarily focused on gambling operators, industry staff and other relevant shareholders, the revised policies will act as a supplement to the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority’s Guidance on the Act on Preventive Measures against Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism.  Some of the changes include “linguistic adjustments”, as …

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Spillemyndigheden registers April GGR decline across most verticals

Denmark

April’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) for Spillemyndigheden saw a decline across betting, gaming machines and land-based casinos.  In its latest financial update, the Danish gambling authority recorded a total of DKK 595m (€79.8m) in GGR for the month of April – a decrease from the DKK 640m accumulated in the previous corresponding period in 2023.  As per vertical, April’s betting …

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Denmark opens consultation on Game Data changes

SBC News 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 …

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Booming Games strengthens reach in Denmark through Danske Spil partnership 

Danish Gambling Committee

Danish state-owned operator Danske Spil has inked a new partnership with new regional player Booming Games. Booming Games first received certification to offer its full suite of games to Danish players in August 2023.  Leveraging that initial step, Danske Spil is now turning to Booming Games for the supply of the latter’s flagship titles such as TNT Bonanza, Cash Pig, …

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High gambling spends in February 2024 for Denmark

SBC News High gambling spends in February 2024 for Denmark

Denmark’s Gambling Authority, the Spillemyndigheden, has reported a total gambling spend of DKK 587 million in the country for February 2024. Covering betting, online casino, gaming machines and land-based casino, the authority’s latest  data indicates an increase in gambling spend of 18.3% compared to February last year. Accounting for the largest proportionate increase was sports betting and online casino with …

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Spillemyndigheden sees self-exclusion registry reach 50,000 in April 

SBC News Spillemyndigheden sees self-exclusion registry reach 50,000 in April 

The Danish Gambling Authority, Spillemyndigheden, has released the latest data from ROFUS, the country’s self-exclusion register, highlighting that the number of signees stands at 50,000 in April.    ROFUS was first established in 2012 as part of a wider political strategy to curb gambling harm in Denmark.  The scheme has since been quite successful in providing player support, going from the …

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Denmark orders Mr Green to revise internal safety due to AML shortcomings

SBC News Denmark orders Mr Green to revise internal safety due to AML shortcomings

The Danish Gambling Authority, the Spillemyndigheden, has ordered Malta-based igaming operator Mr Green Ltd to re-evaluate its internal controls after failing to comply with local AML rules. A review by the regulator has concluded that Mr Green exhibits “insufficient” business risk practices. This comes in the form of lacking separate risk assessments for each individual aspect like the use of …

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Spillemyndigheden gets court approval to block 83 illegal operators 

SBC News Spillemyndigheden gets court approval to block 83 illegal operators 

A Danish court in Næstved has ruled in favour of the Danish Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden) over a decision to block 83 gambling websites blocked in the country.  This marks a total of 10 instances where Spillemyndigheden has gone to court over a similar issue as it ramps up its efforts to root out illegal gambling out of Denmark.  The Danish …

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Danish regulator tweaks ROFUS self-exclusion gambling mistake

Denmark

An error in Denmark’s self-exclusion registry ROFUS that affected around 1,200 listed players has been addressed by the Danish Gambling Authority Spillemyndigheden. The mistake allowed some players who renewed their self-exclusion under ROFUS to nevertheless access gambling through physical casinos and betting machines, with the renewals skipping on some games that are typically covered by the ROFUS scheme.  After receiving …

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Spillemyndigheden says Danish GGR rose 1% to 6.8bn in 2023

SBC News Spillemyndigheden says Danish GGR rose 1% to 6.8bn in 2023

Danish gambling authority Spillemyndigheden has published its latest report exploring player gambling behaviours across Denmark’s market in 2023, citing an overall 2023 GGR of DKK 6.8bn, up 1% on the previous year  To ensure that the gambling market in Denmark is well-regulated, Spillemyndigheden publishes monthly statistical reports on its website for added transparency.  The gambling sectors defined in the Danish …

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