Denmark’s gambling authority Spillemyndigheden has issued two fines to two operators for their unlicensed operations in the country.
The fines, which total DKK100,000 (£11,612), were both given by the regulator to an unnamed individual who was presented as the owner of two websites that were involved in the online advertising of platforms “where players were able to play, even if they have self-excluded” – a direct breach of the country’s self-exclusion register ROFUS.
Furthermore, the regulator also outlined that this marks the first time that a fine has been issued in a case “where specific reference was made to how players registered in ROFUS may play”.
The same individual was also reported to the police by Spillemyndigheden earlier this year, when he was again found guilty of illegal advertisements and therefore fined DKK 50,000 (£5,806).
Tackling advertising of unlicensed gambling providers remains a key focus of the regulator’s efforts to protect Danish citizens.
Spillemyndigheden has been recently expanding its ROFUS self-exclusion scheme, which now includes betting in retail outlets to heighten consumer protections and strengthen efforts to combat money laundering and match-fixing