Tag Archives: Spillemyndigheden

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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Danish regulator blocked 25 sites in 2019

Danish gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has continued its crackdown on unlicensed operators across the country, after confirming that it had blocked access to 25 online gambling websites.  Publishing its report on illegal gambling, the regulator explained that it had been working alongside the Danish Tax Authority’s anti-fraud unit to carry out a search on 502 websites.  The report said: “In 2019, …

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StopSpillet received 722 calls during 2019

Danish regulator Spillemyndigheden has released figures from the first year of its StopSpillet initiative, which revealed that the helpline had received 722 calls since last year. According to the regulator, the number of calls are ‘more than expected’ and confirms ‘that there is a great need for a national helpline providing advice and counselling about responsible gambling.’ “We can see …

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Spillemyndigheden launches responsible gambling guide

The Danish Gambling Authority Spillemyndigheden has strengthened its commitment to educating the industry on best practice after publishing its new guide on responsible gambling aimed at licence holders, their employees and other relevant stakeholders. The guide, which will act as a supplement to the Danish Gambling Act and associated executive orders, will include guidelines and interpretations for how licensees can …

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Danish regulator to introduce mandatory deposit limits

Danish gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has made a number of changes to its certification programme for online gaming, which will see the introduction of mandatory deposit limits from 1 January 2020.  Changes to the certification programme will also include amendments to the inspection standards for lotteries which will ‘make sure that the requirements are identical with the requirements for online casino’. …

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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 regulator launches problem gambling awareness campaign

Danish gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has launched a new campaign targeted towards boosting awareness of its StopSpillet initiative which was rolled out earlier this year.  As part of the new Pokerfjæs campaign, Spillemyndigheden has released a series of 30-second films which will be shown across nationwide TV channels, social media and streaming services. The three films describe the relationships between three …

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StopSpillet helpline received over 500 calls since launch

Danish gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has revealed that its StopSpillet helpline has received over 500 calls since its launch earlier this year. For the first six months of the year, the helpline had received 348 calls from gamblers in Denmark, with a further 152 calls made between 1 July and 11 September. It is estimated that 46% of those that have …

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Spillemyndigheden establishes new whistleblower scheme

The Danish industry regulator, Spillemyndigheden, has reached out to employees of gambling operators who wish to report evidence of money laundering in the gambling industry through the establishment of a new whistleblower scheme. Spillemyndigheden has detailed that employees can report a company’s violation or potential violation of the anti-money laundering legislation to the regulator via a dedicated, anonymous contact form …

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