Denmark’s Spillemyndigheden has revealed the latest data from the country’s self-exclusion register, ROFUS, as 50,000 players are currently engaged with the safer gambling tool.

Forming part of the country’s safer gambling strategy, the initiative has grown significantly since its formation in 2012. 

It has also been integral to a host of regulations that have been brought in to bolster the region’s overall approach to social responsibility.

At the start of 2020, licensed online gambling providers and land-based casinos became obliged to refer to the scheme across all of their gambling products. This practice also became a requirement for land-based betting in 2023. 

When signing up for ROFUS, players are presented with multiple choices on the duration of the self-exclusion period. This varies between 24 hours, one, three or six months. Of these, the most preferred option seems to be six months, with 17 per cent of players going for that compared to the 12 per cent who choose three months. A total of 7 per cent have self-excluded for one month. 

An additional option exists where players can self-exclude permanently. Furthermore, Spillemyndigheden emphasised that this is the predominant choice for Danish players, with 64 per cent – or 32,000 from the total 50,000 signees – opting in for that instead.Another measure to reduce gambling harm in Denmark is the StopSpillet helpline introduced in 2019, since which Spillemyndigheden says has received a total 2,933 inquiries about problematic gambling behaviour – spanning from players, to friends, to family members.