Denmark is noted for its strict gambling restrictions, which are controlled by the country’s regulating organization, Spillemyndigheden, also known as the Danish Gambling Authority (DGA). This watchful authority constantly oversees both the land-based and internet gambling industries, ensuring that licensees follow specified norms and laws.
The Danish Gambling Authority recently revealed a case involving a content provider who had advertised unlawful gambling operations. The issue was revealed earlier this year after an inquiry revealed that a content producer on the popular streaming site Twitch had been promoting operators who did not have a Danish license.
Recognizing that such advertising methods are illegal, the Danish Gambling Authority immediately reported the incident to the national police. Subsequent police investigations confirmed the anonymous streamer’s violation of established guidelines.
The material author was fined DKK 10,000 ($1,460) as a consequence of the inquiry. The fine level, as suggested by the Danish Gambling Authority, is consistent with the regulator’s commitment to strictly implementing gambling legislation.
This episode is noteworthy for Spillemyndigheden since it is the first time the Danish Gambling Authority has discovered and successfully prosecuted unlawful gambling advertising within the country’s boundaries. The regulatory body’s prompt response demonstrates its steadfast commitment to preserving the integrity of the gaming industry.
The Danish Gambling Authority issued an official statement addressing the matter, shedding light on the circumstances surrounding the case: “In live streams, the streamer has advertised a gambling provider without a Danish license. Earlier this year, the Danish Gambling Authority discovered that the streamer advertised the unlicensed sites and reported the streamer to the police. The police assessed that the streamer violated the law, and the streamer was fined DKK 10,000, which was the amount recommended by the Danish Gambling Authority.”
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