Retail gambling in Denmark to require Player ID in October
Land-based gambling establishments in Denmark will be required to implement a player ID system starting next month.
The soon-to-be-effective requirement was initially introduced around four years ago in 2019, since when it has evolved into the agreement on the introduction of player ID requirements for retail gambling establishments published around two years ago in 2021. The law will require gambling operators to implement a player identity-checking system through either a digital or physical ID, which can be issued via a mobile application or a card.
Each player ID will need to be linked to an account, which will also contain information about the user’s winnings and withdrawal method. This will ensure that it will not be possible for a player to lose their winnings, even if they lose their betting slips.
Additionally, the new requirement will provide Danish players with enhanced protections. With the new player ID system, users will be able to set wagering limits and exclude themselves from retail gambling through the country’s Rofus self-exclusion scheme, expanding the latter’s capabilities to the land-based sector. The new system will also reduce the prevalence of underage gambling, providing a more effective barrier to entry to the pastime for minors.