By extending the ROFUS self-exclusion system to cover betting in physical stores, the Danish Gambling Authority, Spillemyndigheden, has made a substantial contribution to improving consumer safety and lowering the dangers connected with underage gambling. New registrations will be subject to this expansion beginning on October 1, 2023; however, registrations made previous to this date will not be impacted.
Mandatory Player ID Requirement
Players in Denmark will now be required to present a “Player ID” when placing wagers at physical merchants like kiosks and betting shops starting on October 1, 2023. Anyone wishing to wager inside the walls of actual betting shops in the nation must go through this identification process.
A crucial effect of the implementation of the Player ID method is that ROFUS will now expand the scope of its security to include the blocking of gambling operations in brick and mortar establishments. As a result, beginning on or after October 1, 2023, any new registration with ROFUS or renewal of an existing registration will be subject to the following limitations:
- Online games offered by gambling operators holding a Danish license.
- Physical casinos located in Denmark.
- Physical bets offered at physical retailers, such as kiosks or betting shops within Denmark.
- Direct advertising from these gambling operators.
The exclusionary measures will not change for anybody who enrolled with ROFUS before October 1, 2023 but choose not to renew their registration. These people will continue to be barred from visiting physical casinos in Denmark, playing at internet casinos operated by companies with licenses from that country, and getting direct marketing from such companies.
A political commitment to strengthen consumer protection is at the heart of the decision to broaden the use of Danish ROFUS and implement the Player ID system. Additionally, it aims to reduce the danger of children under the age of 18 using gaming services in brick and mortar establishments. Furthermore, this action is viewed as a pro-active measure in the war against match-fixing and money-laundering in the gaming sector.
In November 2019, it was decided to enforce an obligatory Player ID in the physical betting market as part of larger initiatives to protect customers and uphold the integrity of the gambling industry.
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