May 29, 2024 3 min read

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Danish Gambling Authority Seeks Feedback on New Game Data Reporting Rules

Industry stakeholders have until June 10, 2024, to offer input on the new requirements

Last week, Spillemyndigheden, the Danish gambling authority, announced an update to its game data reporting requirements. The changes are meant to be implemented by 2025. The proposal has been designed to improve upon the current methods of regulation within the country’s gambling industry for greater transparency and more accurate reports.

Stakeholders Urged to Comment on Significant Reporting Rule Changes by June 10

Stakeholders in the sector have until June 10, 2024, to provide feedback on the matter through a designated contact form on Spillemyndigheten’s website.  The regulator is going to publish the final versions of these updates along with any possible transition periods soon after that date.

Many changes are proposed under this plan which introduces a number of significant modifications and additions but also makes various linguistic adjustments aimed at clarifying reporting responsibilities. 

For instance, one major alteration requires fixed odds bets to be treated as separate transactions instead of cumulative figures, meaning that each wager would have its own line in the report sheet. This is intended to bring about more elaborate records on all types of bets placed by customers and not just those with variable odds.

Furthermore, another new rule requires operators to provide detailed information regarding different types of bets and odds offered by bookmakers. This change also covers specific requirements for partially closed bets and spread betting.  The rules surrounding the way companies handle betting exchanges and how they are being reported will also be clarified.

Danish Regulator Tightens Reporting Standards for RNG Data and Poker Games

There will also be more thorough obligations than before when it comes to reporting requirements for Random Number Generator (RNG) data employed by providers offering virtual fixed odds betting, ensuring the integrity of such products. Additionally, operators will need to provide detailed documentation on various types of poker games including tournaments and cash games.

Spillemyndigheden has also removed the previous exemption for land-based betting, which allowed operators to omit player identification information. This change aligns land-based betting reporting requirements with those for online betting, following the introduction of compulsory player identification.

For online casinos, a new requirement states that a casino session cannot be interrupted in the middle of a move. This rule is accompanied by a detailed definition of what a “move” is, ensuring consistency in reporting casino game sessions.

Additionally, the updated requirements introduce the need for operators to provide test data for jackpots, facilitating better regulatory oversight and ensuring the accuracy of jackpot reporting.The updated requirements are part of Spillemyndigheden’s ongoing efforts to enhance the regulatory framework governing Denmark’s gambling industry. By introducing these changes, the regulator aims to ensure that the reporting of game data is both comprehensive and transparent, supporting fair and responsible gambling practices across the sector.

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Silvia has dabbled in all sorts of writing – from content writing for social media to movie scripts. She has a Bachelor's in Screenwriting and experience in marketing and producing documentary films. With her background as a customer support agent within the gambling industry, she brings valuable insight to the Gambling News writers’ team.

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