Spillemyndigheden green lights player ID for Danish land-based betting

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Spillemyndigheden, the Danish gambling authority, has announced that its planned introduction of player ID for land-based betting will go into effect on 1 October.

Following the consultation period earlier this year and the expiration of the standstill period, Executive Order No. 1140 will now come into force next month, which was confirmed by the authority on its website.

These changes are part of Spillemyndigheden’s new requirements for inspection standards for land-based betting to enhance player protection and responsible gambling practices. 

The order will make it mandatory for land-based gaming establishment licence holders in Denmark to implement the player ID changes no later than 1 October.

After this date, licensed operators will have a three-month transition period to comply with the new regulations.

Spillemyndigheden must also receive a certification report to document the changes by 31 December 2023.

Last month, the gambling authority reported that gross gaming revenue across Danish gambling had increased thanks to the performance of the online casino segment, with the country subsequently remaining ahead on a year-on-year basis.