Regulation

Denmark modifies IT equipment location requirements

| By Marese O'Hagan
The Danish Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden) has announced a change in its regulation to allow IT equipment located outside Denmark for online licensees.
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Previously, only IT equipment that originated in Denmark, and had been inspected accordingly, was allowed to offer gaming services.

However, a change in EU regulation related to the free sharing of data prompted a change in Denmark’s rules.

The change in regulation means that after inspection, an IT gaming system owned by a Danish gaming licence holder in any country can be used for betting and gaming services in Denmark, provided that regulator Spillemyndigheden can perform an inspection of the systems involved.

However, if the licensee is permitted to offer games in another country, the inspection may be waived if that country’s regulator has a cooperation agreement with Spillemyndigheden.

The updated regulation came into effect on 30 May.

In considering the new regulation, two former Danish gaming executive orders that required the placement of IT equipment in Denmark have been removed and ceased effect on 30 May 2021.

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