Tag Archives: denmark

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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Genius Sports wins DK Injunction against FirstPlay for staff poaching & IP encroachment

Genius Sports has won a Danish injunction order against rival data supplier FirstPlay A/S related to the duplication of its business model, poaching of staff and theft of business-sensitive information. The Copenhagen filed injunction accused FirstPlay of unethical business practices, poaching Genius Sports talent to acquire IP secrets and further business-sensitive data in order to establish a new sports data …

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Martin Lycka: My letter to Gambling Santa

In the latest of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka pens a letter to the Santa of Gambling and hopes that, for a change. the industry is on the ‘good’ list.  Dear Gambling Santa, My name is Martin and I am probably a little too old to write to you. …

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SkillOnNet powers Royalbet’s Europe launch

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Royalbet has become the latest online casino brand to integrate SkillOnNet’s licensing and compliance protocols to launch to players in regulated markets around the world.  As a result, the new online casino has been able to offer over 3,000 slots and casino games to players in the UK, Sweden, Denmark and other jurisdictions across Europe that accept Malta-licensed brands.  A …

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EveryMatrix terminates Danish white label services

Industry platform and systems provider EveryMatrix has communicated that it has withdrawn its white label services for the regulated market of Denmark. Updating corporate stakeholders, EveryMatrix informs that it will be closing turnkey provisions for its partner white label brands of casinohouse.dk, 777.dk, victoriamilan.dk and JetBull. Via its closure statement, EveryMatrix underlines that the firm has ‘changed overall direction’ shifting …

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Danish regulator warns 888 over AML concerns

The Danish Gambling Authority, Spillemyndigheden, has issued a request to 888 Denmark Limited to amend its operator procedures in order to comply with the Danish Anti-Money Laundering Act. In its investigation, the regulator found that the operator was not adhering to protocols set out under section 25(1) and section 26(1) of the legislation.   The section states that the operator …

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Danish government raises taxes for igaming operators

The Danish government has revealed plans to raise the level of tax paid by igaming operators in Denmark, which is due to come into effect in 2021. Operators will now pay tax equal to 28% of gross gaming revenue, up from the previous 20%, which is expected to generate DKK150m (£17.1m) in tax revenues. Denmark’s Social Democratic Party-led minority government …

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Scandal underlines OVWG calls for end of gambling monopoly

The Austrian Association for Betting and Gambling (OVWG) is pushing for more transparency in the country’s gambling laws after a series of police raids investigating corruption between politicians and the country’s monopoly operator. OVWG, which counts among its members bet-at-home, Interwetten, Mr Green and Kindred Group, believes that the controversy around the appointment of former Freedom Party of Austria (FPO) …

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