Denmark

Danish Gambling Authority orders Operator to amend its AML Procedures

The Danish Gambling Authority, Spillemyndigheden, have ordered 888 Denmark Limited to amend their anti money laundering ( AML ) procedures after receiving a request from a Danish citizen, concerning 888’s requirements in section25(1) and section 26(1) of the Danish Anti-Money Laundering Act. In a notification issued on the Spillemyndigheden site, the Danish Gambling Authority state that: “888 Denmark Limited did not sufficiently fulfil their obligations under section 25(1) of the Danish Anti-Money Laundering Act.” “The section states that the operator must investigate unusually large transaction patterns and activities which do not have a clearly economic or demonstrable legal purpose, in […]

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Denmark

Tax Increase for iGaming Operators in Denmark

Tax revenue levied on licensed iGaming firms that operate in Denmark is to increase in 2021, with a rise to 28% on gross gaming revenue, an increase of 8% from the current 20% which has been in place since 2012, when online gambling first became regulated in the country. The Danish government is of the view that the increase in gaming duty will see an extra £17m in tax revenues raised. Whilst still considerably lower than the 45% on gross gaming revenue that land based operations in Denmark have to pay, the 8% increase will still be felt by operators […]

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MoU

Memorandum of Understanding between UKGC and Spelinspektionen

The UK’s regulator, the Gambling Commission and their Swedish counterpart Spelinspektionen have agreed to a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’, which will enable both bodies to facilitate communication and promote information exchange between the two authorities. Thus enhancing and building cooperation between the two organisations. The aim of the MoU is to support closer working between the two organisations, and to support the sharing of best practice on areas such as regulatory policies and procedures. Announced last week, the agreement will now see both regulators share information, with a view to strengthening their activities. With Spelinspektionen’s Game Inspector General Director, Camilla Rosenberg, […]

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Ian Sims

Tracking Affiliate Activity Through Self Service Monitoring Systems

On the 13th November 2019, Rightlander Founder, Ian Sims, gave a presentation to the KnowNow Responsible Marketing for Online Gambling Operators Conference, which was held at Prospero House in London. The presentation covered the issues around affiliate marketing and compliance. In many jurisdictions, operators are deemed responsible for their affiliate’s marketing activities. Guidelines are ultimately aimed at ensuring marketing messages do not mislead consumers and vulnerable players are protected. Although many of the guidelines take a common sense and often logical approach, a lot is deliberately left to interpretation (Strict rules can create loopholes). For many companies it is not […]

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Betting and Gaming Council

Betting and Gaming Council

The Betting and Gaming Council  has been launched during the first week of November 2019, with the aim of this new gaming trade body to replace the Remote Gambling Association and the Association of British Bookmakers. Subsequently the BGC now represents approximately 90% of the UK Betting and Gaming industry ( lotteries excluded ), an industry that contributes in excess of £14bn to the UK economy and is responsible for the employment of over 100,000 people. The stated mission of the BGC is to ‘champion’ industry standards and also ensure all customers experience a safe, fair and enjoyable betting experience […]

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Holland

Dutch Regulator Provides further Information for Prospective Licensees

Kansppelautoriteit, the authority responsible for the regulation of gambling in Holland, have provided further details and requirements for operators who are considering applying for a remote gaming licence within the country. Earlier this year in February, the Dutch Senate passed a bill which will see remote gambling being regulated and licensed in Holland as from 1st January 2021. The KSA have outlined the requirements for operators to be considered for the issuing of a remote gaming licence, so as they can legally operate within the Netherlands. The information provided, which is detailed here,  will allow for operators who wish to […]

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Denmark

Danish Gambling Authority Increase Efforts in Policing their Licensees

The Danish Gambling Authority, Spillemyndigheden, have taken steps to increase their policing of the marketing of promotional offers provided by licensed operators in the country. Details of which we list below, the areas in particular that Spillemyndigheden will be focusing on. As with the UK’s Gambling Commission, all promotional offers that appear online that target prospective new players, should link to the full terms and conditions of any said offer. The link used for the terms and conditions should make the  use of  designated text provided by the Danish Gambling Authority. In addition essential terms attached to any promotion are […]

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Ladbrokes

UK Operators with Five Pledges to Enhance and Improve Safer Gambling

This week several of the leading licensed UK iGaming operators have announced five pledges which they will adhere to with a view to enhancing and improving safer gambling. The operators which include the likes of bet365, William Hill and GVC Holdings who own and operate Ladbrokes Coral, in making these pledges will no doubt be welcomed by the industry as a whole. The pledges that the operators have signed up to and which will be independently monitored are: The prevention of underage gambling and protect young people. Increase support for treatment of gambling harm. Strengthen and expand codes of practice […]

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Parliament

Parliamentary Group calls for £2 Limit on Online Slot Games

In a move that is likely to have far reaching consequences for licensed operators in the UK, the Gambling Related Harm All Parliamentary Group, have called for a maximum £2 bet limit on all online slot machines, in a bid to tackle gambling related harm. In a Press Release issued by the group this morning, the GRH APPG have called for stake and deposits limits to be introduced on online gambling products, in its interim report into the online gambling sector. The 45 page interim report can be viewed here in its entirety. Back on April 1st 2019, the maximum […]

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Malta

UKGC Chief Executive Addresses the ARQ Gambling Compliance Forum in Malta

Neil McArthur the Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission has this morning  addressed the ARQ Gambling Compliance Forum being held in Malta, with McArthur providing the keynote speech of the forum. His speech and presentation which can be read in full here, covered the issue of raising standards among licensed UK iGaming operators and the the Gambling Commission’s priorities and operators’ opportunities, from being active and participating in the UK market place. Since the Gambling Act 2014 came into force on 1st December 2014, any operator wanting to target British consumers has had to have applied for and been […]

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