Danske Licens Spil Publicly Warned by Danish Authorities

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Denmark’s national lottery operator, Danske Licens Spil, has been rebuked by the country’s gambling authority, Spillemyndigheden, for two offenses involving the same customer.

According to Spillemyndigheden, the lottery operator did not carry out adequate enhanced customer checks on a player who had a history with the operator and who had been spending large enough sums of money that it should have triggered comprehensive AML (anti-money laundering) checks.

The regulator says that rather than carrying out enhanced checks on the player, Danske Licens Spil allowed him to keep playing. Danske Licens Spil did eventually carry out the checks, but according to the regulator, they did not happen until “much later”.

The second charge against Danske Licens Spil is that it did not notify Denmark’s Anti-Money Laundering Secretariat in two specific instances of suspected money laundering.

It is rare for the Danish authorities to go after locally licensed operators as the regulatory framework is most often followed. However, this case has shown that the authority is still carefully monitoring its licensees and has not become complacent.

Danske Licens Spil will not be hit with any regulatory action as the regulator said it has dealt with the issues in a timely manner. Rather, Spillemyndigheden has highlighted the case to remind other operators of their obligations.

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