Danish regulator warns UK operators ahead of Brexit

UK-based operators will need an EU representative to continue offering services.
UK-based operators will need an EU representative to continue offering services.

The regulator has published new guidance noting that operators based in the UK will face different rules after the country leaves the EU.

Denmark.- The Danish Gaming Authority, Spillemyndigheden, has issued new guidance for gaming operators ahead of the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU) next month.

The regulator has reminded gaming operators that those located outside of the European Union, which will include all UK-based operators from January, need to appoint a representative to be able to offer online gambling in Denmark.

The UK’s transitional arrangement with the EU ends on January 1. From that date, gaming operators based in the UK will need to ensure they have a representative that is either a resident of or established in Denmark or another country in the EU or European Economic Area.

The regulator stressed that it is licensees’ responsibility to ensure they have a representative in place by January 1 to be able to continue offering online gambling in the country. Full guidance is available on the regulator’s website.

Danish gambling revenue fell by 5 per cent year-on-year in Q3 to DKK 1.53bn.

Meanwhile, Spillemyndigheden has reprimanded online gaming operator LeoVegas over customer verification failings.

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