Denmark updates technical standards for licensees

Self-exclusion checks must be made before sending push notifications.
Self-exclusion checks must be made before sending push notifications.

Denmark’s gaming authority Spillemyndigheden has updated technical and reporting requirements for iGaming licensees.

Denmark.- The Danish regulator’s new technical standards require self-exclusion checks before push notifications. It has also created a new reporting category for virtual sports.

Spillemyndigheden has updated its requirements regarding the national self-exclusion register ROFUS. Licensees must now check players against the register before sending push notifications to players through mobile apps.

It argued that depending on content, such notifications could be considered direct marketing which is prohibited in contact with self-excluded players.

Meanwhile, the regulator has also updated reporting standards. It has clarified the difference between peer-to-peer and player-versus-house casinos games, which must be reported separately, and has created a new reporting category for virtual sports events.

From September 1, virtual events must no longer be included within traditional betting in reports.

Other changes include new requirements for land-based gaming that state terminals must be clearly identified with visible identification numbers. The identification number for individual bets must now appear printed on all betting slips.

Earlier this year, Spillemyndigheden brought in new marketing regulations, obliging operators to include responsible gambling information in promotional material.

The regulator reported a 5 per cent fall in gambling revenue in Denmark to DKK1.53billion (€205.7million) in the first quarter of 2020.

In this article:
Denmark igaming regulation