Danish online gambling operators get five years licence extension

News on 3 Jan 2013

The Danish Gambling Authority has extended its first tranche of online gambling licenses – issued a year ago – to a five year duration in a move that benefits 5 local and 20 foreign operators.

In a parallel move, the Authority has issued revenue-restricted licenses in respect of 9 smaller operators, restricting their gross gambling revenue income to Danish kroner 1 million (just over GBP 100,000).

The Authority seems confident that it has illegal, unlicensed operators under control after chasing some operators out of the market and ISP-blocking others.

“The scope of illegal websites in Denmark is estimated to be rather limited,” said Tina R. Olsen, head of the Legal Division at the DGA.

“The fact that 20 illegal websites have been blocked in 2012 illustrates that the Danish Gambling Authority performs its obligation to monitor the Danish gambling market in order to protect both consumers and the legal operators on the market.”

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