Denmark to adopt new Game Reporting duties

Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s Gambling Authority, has opened a consultation to get feedback on changes to game data reporting requirements.

The new regulations will update reporting requirements for all gambling activities, effective from 2025.

Currently, online casinos in Denmark must submit detailed game data reports to Spillemyndigheden, including information on customer transactions, available games, and customer incentives.

The upcoming changes will add new data requirements for sports betting licenses. Sports bets must be reported as separate transactions, including details on individual selections within combination bets, to clarify each selection and its handling.

Online poker operators will need to specify different types of poker games, such as tournaments and cash games. There will also be new requirements for providing test data for jackpots.

Stakeholders are also asked to provide feedback on linguistic adjustments to reports and updated accompanying texts.

Interested parties have until June 10, 2024, to submit their feedback via the Danish supervisory authority’s contact form. A full overview of the updated requirements is available on Spillemyndigheden’s website.

In February, the authority reported continued growth in Danish gambling, with gambling spend reaching DKK 587m (€80m), an 18% increase from 2022.

Market shares were 30.2% for sports betting, 47.3% for online casinos, 16.9% for gaming machines, and 5.4% for land-based casinos.

By April 2024, the self-exclusion register ROFUS had 50,000 sign-ups, showing licensed operators’ compliance with regulatory duties.