Tag Archives: Spillemyndigheden

Danish operators reminded of their money laundering Act duties

Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s gambling authority has reminded licensed incumbents of their duties to report suspicious AML activities to FIU – Denmark’s Money Laundering Secretariat. The warning comes as FIU updates its ‘list of AML indicators’ that must be reported on by Danish licensed-or-registered businesses working within high-risk compliance sectors such as banking, trading, insurance and gambling. The compliance duties of Denmark’s …

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Spillemyndigheden launches ROFUS rights campaign for Denmark

Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s Gambling Authority, has launched a new national campaign promoting its ROFUS self-exclusion gambling service. Launched this September across social media and TV networks, the campaign reminds Danish consumers of their rights to ask licensed operators to ‘take-a-break’ and self-exclude from all gambling engagements. 2018 reforms to the Danish Gambling Act demanded that all licensed online gambling operators refer …

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DGA updates certification requirements across online and land-based verticals

Spillemyndigheden, the Danish Gambling Authority (DGA), has updated certification requirements for land-based gaming, online betting and online casino verticals, and has initiated a consultation with operators regarding the changes. The changes have seen the requirement that incumbents must have three years of experience within a testing organisation removed due to it preventing certification work according to the certification programme. Furthermore, …

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Danish regulator underlines stability despite online casino outpacing sportsbook growth

Spillemyndigheden has released its ‘2020 Danish Gambling Report’, revealing that the online casino vertical achieved a greater market share than sports betting for the first time. Denmark’s regulator – headed by Anders Dorph – revealed that overall online casino revenues amounted to DKK 2,453 million (€330m) representing a market share of 27% –  whilst sports betting accounted for 25% of …

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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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