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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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Casumo enters Danish market with five year licence

Online operator Casumo has been given the nod to expand into the Danish iGaming market after being granted a five-year licence from Spillemyndigheden, the Danish Gambling Authority. The operator is set to take a mobile-first approach to the new market, with reports suggesting that Casumo will develop a new media campaign to promote its online casino services. Oscar Simonsson, co-founder …

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Danish regulator warns operators about “free” bonus offers

Danish gambling regulatory agency, Spillemyndigheden, has warned those with an online gambling licence to be clear about the use of terms such as “free” in bonus offer advertisements. According to the industry regulator, the use of the word “free” in gambling advertisements can be misleading to the customer, especially if the offer involves a turnover requirement. Spillemyndigheden has outlined that …

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Danish Spillemyndigheden blocks access to 25 sites

In a move to block access to unlicenced gaming websites, the Danish Gambling Authority Spillemyndigheden has blocked access to 25 sites after petitioning the country’s telecommunications providers. Under court order from Copenhagen City Court, Danish internet providers are now obliged to block access to ten igaming sites, in addition to 15 skin betting websites. Of the 25 total sites, 1xBet …

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Denmark to enforce new Code of Conduct seeking highest industry standards

Spillemyndigheden, the Danish Gambling Authority ,has announced that national stakeholders have agreed on new responsibility provisions, measures and adjustments to be attached to the Danish Gambling Act. A political agreement has been approved which will see Spillemyndigheden enforce a new ‘Code of Conduct’ for all licensed gambling incumbents to adhere to, beginning 1 July 2019. Denmark’s new code seeks to …

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