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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

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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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Spillemyndigheden unsure if drop in Danish retail betting linked to new ID laws

SBC News Spillemyndigheden unsure if drop in Danish retail betting linked to new ID laws

Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s Gambling Authority, published its ‘Game Consumption Report’ stating that land-based gaming venues experienced a decline in bets volume towards the end of 2023.  Data highlighted by the paper reports that land-based betting activity for November dropped to 15.5% from the 27.27% in October.  Overall, the market’s entire gross gaming revenue (GGR) from sports betting in October fell from …

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Spillemyndigheden takes on ‘fresh approach’ to educate Danish youth on gambling harms

SBC News Spillemyndigheden takes on 'fresh approach' to educate Danish youth on gambling harms

Spillemyndigheden, The Gambling Authority of Denmark, has launched its first-ever nationwide advertising campaign for audiences under 18, educating “Denmark’s youth on the negative consequences of compulsive gambling”. The campaign sees Spillemyndigheden address concerns over youth gambling in Denmark, as recent research conducted by the Authority shows that “a significant number of young people (15% of those aged 15-17) have gambled …

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Styliana Kalogreadou: Motivational Engineering – much more than a buzzword for Soft2Bet

SBC News Styliana Kalogreadou: Motivational Engineering - much more than a buzzword for Soft2Bet

Gamification, or Motivational Engineering as it’s known at Soft2Bet, may well make it into the top five phrases for the gambling industry in 2023. And as gaming providers look for new and innovative ways to engage with players, it’s only going to become even more popular in 2024. But how many gaming companies can honestly say they’re ‘getting it right’ …

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Denmark launches new public information website for gambling

SBC News Denmark launches new public information website for gambling

Spillemyndigheden, the Gambling Authority of Denmark, has launched the new website StyrPåSpillet.dk to provide the Danish public with information related to gambling and compulsive gaming. StyrPåSpillet.dk will serve as the Danish gambling public information portal, gathering all information related to Denmark’s land-based, lottery, and online gambling sectors. Additionally, the website will feature informative content designed for parents, teachers, and caregivers …

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Danish regulator hands out two fines for unlicensed operator ads

SBC News Danish regulator hands out two fines for unlicensed operator ads

Spillemyndigheden, the gambling authority of Denmark, has issued two fines totalling DKK 100,000 (£11,612) over the online advertising of operators without a licence in the country. The regulator explained that the person fined – who has not been named – was the owner of two websites which ‘specifically referred to websites where players were able to play, even if they …

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