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Spillemyndigheden, the Danish gambling authority, has opened a consultation period as it is looking to introduce new requirements for inspection standards regarding land-based betting following the introduction of player ID.

The DGA has also announced a drop in Denmark’s gambling spend during February, with its land-based casino segment falling by the smallest amount.

Following the introduction of player ID, Spillemyndigheden is introducing new requirements for inspection standards regarding land-based betting, which can be viewed here.

Opening a consultation period, the authority stated it will receive comments on the new requirements until 5 May 2023 with plans to introduce the updated inspection standards on 1 October 2023.

Following this date, licensed operators will have a three-month transition period to comply with the new regulations, with the DGA adding that it must receive a certification report to document the changes by 31 December 2023.

Spillemyndigheden also reported that the country’s total gambling spend on betting, online casino, gaming machines and land-based casino in February came in at DKK 496m (€66.5m), a 7.9 per cent drop compared to the spend during February 2022.

The authority noted that the drop in gambling spending was driven by a decrease year-over-year in betting, gaming machines, and land-based casino, with only online casino GGR seeing improvements.

Betting GGR fell by 26.9 per cent to DKK 134m due to “the high reimbursement rate in February 2023”, gaming machines GGR decreased by 10.7 per cent to DKK 98m, and land-based casino dropped by 4.1 per cent to DKK 30m.

Online casino GGR improved by 9.3 per cent YoY to DKK 234m.