Tag Archives: Spillemyndigheden

Spillemyndigheden to block 55 unlicensed websites targeting Denmark

Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s gambling regulator, has secured a court approval to block 55 websites that had been operating without the relevant licences in the country. This is the highest single number of sites to be closed off since the regulator began intercepting illegal websites in 2012. Including the 55, it has now blocked a total of 145 domains to date. Spillemyndigheden …

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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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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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Spillemyndigheden reports decline in Q2 betting

The widespread cancellation of live sports has hindered betting activity in Denmark, with figures from the country’s regulator Spillemyndigheden showing a decline in GGR. Publishing its statistics for Q2 2020, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the Danish betting and gaming industry are apparent with the betting sector reporting a 41.22% decline in GGR for the quarter, falling from …

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Danish gambling prepares for MitID launch

The Danish Gambling Authority, Spillemyndigheden, has called upon operators to prepare for changes to the country’s national identification scheme ahead of the roll out of MitID. The current system, NemID, has been used since 2010 and offers an online verification system which is used to log in to online banking systems, communicate with public authorities and verify their identity 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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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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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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