Tag Archives: Spillemyndigheden

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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Denmark’s national security unit updates AML rules for gambling operators

SBC News Denmark’s national security unit updates AML rules for gambling operators

Politiets Efterretningstjeneste (PET), Denmark’s National Security and Intelligence Service has published the third instalment of national AML and anti-terrorist financing guidelines to replace the previous 2020 risk assessment policies. The watchdog further noted that the rulebook has been revised as a result of the close cooperation between national authorities, the private and the public sectors in Denmark.  It highlighted that …

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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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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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Danish Tax Ministry proposes Gambling Act amendments

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The Danish Ministry of Taxation has proposed a range of amendments to the country’s Gambling Act, to support greater powers for the Spillemyndigheden, the Danish Gambling Authority (DGA). Earlier this year, the DGA took on new powers when it was given the remit for countering match-fixing and protecting sporting integrity, taking on this task from Anti-Doping Denmark – the bill …

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Denmark’s retail betting player ID requirement to come into effect

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Danish retail bettors will be required to use player ID cards in order to place a wager from 1 October 2023 as new government-backed rules come into effect. The design and implementation of the new player IDs is the prerogative of licensed Danish operators. Betting firms can decide whether ID cards are physical or virtual, such as incorporated into company …

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