Spillemyndigheden Seeks Advice on New Player ID Standards

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The Danish gambling authority, Spillemyndigheden, has initiated a review phase for its proposed new inspection standards for land-based casinos following the introduction of player IDs.

Last month, the country, via its Ministry of Taxation, issued an executive order requiring all land-based casinos and gaming businesses to register players and get their information before they are allowed to play in the venue.

The policy, which will be implemented in October this year, seeks to integrate casino services with KYC and AML protocols that are already being employed by online casinos.

Spillemyndigheden is now introducing new requirements for inspection standards regarding physical or in-person betting, which brick-and-mortar casinos have to adhere to, to continue offering their services in the jurisdiction.

The regulator has also opened a consultation period and started accepting opinions, proposals, and suggestions on the new requirements until May 5. Comments can be submitted via the regulator’s official form under the category of “certification.”

Furthermore, Spillemyndigheden has marked October 1 as the starting date for the implementation of the updated inspection standards. After this date, licensed operators will have three months to meet the obligations of the new gaming regulations.

The DGA added that operators must submit a certification report documenting the changes by December 31, 2023.

The new ID standards are introduced basically to prevent problem gambling and illegal activities in casinos.