Tag Archives: Spillemyndigheden

bet365 reprimanded by Danish regulator for due diligence violations

The Danish Gambling Authority (DGA), the Spillemyndigheden, has reprimanded bet365 for a compliance failure relating to two licensing conditions.  Referring to the sports betting and igaming brand by the name of its business entity Hillside (New Media) Ltd, the Danish regulator stated that bet365 had allowed a ‘young player’ to deposit DKK 190,000 (€25,500) to his account in under a …

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Denmark records sports betting decline as land-based casinos bounce back

Consumer spend at land-based casinos and gaming machines in Denmark has risen in Q1 2022, at the expense of sports wagering and online casino. According to the latest figures from the Spillemyndigheden, Danish gambling’s regulatory body, revenue during the first quarter of the year increased, driven by the latter two metrics. Overall, gross gaming revenue from January to March  came …

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Denmark posts 16% GGR increase despite betting decline

Sports betting in Denmark in the first two months of the year posted a small decline of 3.7%, whilst casinos also encountered some difficulties, but these losses were offset by massive revenue from gaming machines.  Publishing its financial records for January and February 2022, the Danish Gambling Authority (DGA) – Spillemyndigheden – detailed that Denmark’s total GGR increased by 16% …

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Danish sportsbook revenues decline by 18% in Q4

Danish sports betting operators experienced a challenging final quarter in 2021, although other verticals had greater success.  Publishing its trading report for Q4 2021, the Danish Gambling Authority (DGA) – Spillemyndigheden – revealed that sports betting revenues declined by 18.3% year-on-year to DKK 583 million (£67m) from DKK 726 million (£82.13m). However, for the full year, GGR for sports wagering …

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Danish regulator blocks record number of websites in 2021

The Danish Gambling Authority (DGA), Spillemyndigheden, has revealed that it blocked 55 websites for illegal/unlicensed gambling during 2021, the highest figure registered in a single year. As detailed in its ‘Report on illegal gambling 2021’, the DGA – in cooperation with the Danish Tax Agency – completed six searches for potentially illegal websites in 2021.  The Authority had to take …

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Kindred’s Nordic regulatory hurdles continue as Unibet faces Danish reprimands

Unibet has been handed one order and five reprimands by Spillemyndigheden, the Danish Gaming Authority, for ‘a number of breaches’ of KYC and AML requirements.  It was found that the Kindred sports betting brand’s AML strategy left the firm exposed to an increased risk of money laundering. In particular, the operator was found to have ‘not sufficiently made a risk …

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Aspire Global enters Danish sportsbook market via BtoBet

Aspire Global has expanded its presence in Denmark to include sports betting services, securing an operating licence from the Danish Gambling Authority (DGA), the Spillemyndigheden. The igaming supplier’s sportsbook solution BtoBet has received certification according to Danish regulatory requirements, enabling Aspire to provide sports wagering to Danish players alongside its casino offering. Expansion of its foothold in Denmark builds on …

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30,000 Danes self-exclude via Spillemyndigheden’s ROFUS

The Danish Gaming Authority, Spillemyndigheden, has published an update on the number of self-excluded bettors in the country who have barred themselves from gambling using the Register of Voluntary Excluded Players (ROFUS). Having first been introduced to the Danish gambling market in 2012 as part of a wider implementation of gambling harm prevention policies, a total of 30,451 players have …

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Soft2Bet expands Nordic vision by securing Danish Spillemyndigheden licence  

Soft2Bet has achieved a 2022 core business objective after being granted an online gambling licence by Spillemyndigheden, the Danish Gambling Authority. The new licence will enable Soft2Bet to provide its wide-ranging igaming service for the Danish market, covering sports betting, online bingo and a full range of online casino games including roulette, baccarat, punto banco, blackjack, poker and slots. The …

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Due diligence breaches see Unibet sanctioned by Danish authorities

Unibet has faced enforcement actions by the Spillemyndigheden, the Danish Gambling Authority, for breaches of anti-money laundering and due diligence requirements. The Kindred Group brand has been accused of failure to comply with due diligence rules and allowing a player to deposit DKK 1.4 million to his account between December 2016 and December 2018 without ‘sufficient knowledge about whether or …

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