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Danish regulator reminds licensees to comply with sanctions

| By Marese O'Hagan
Denmark's gaming regulator Spillemyndigheden has urged operators to comply with laws regarding countries facing financial sanctions.
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In a statement on its website, Spillemyndigheden said that operators are “obliged” to comply with regulations that prohibit financial interactions with “countries, individuals, groups, legal bodies or entities”.

The regulator added that operators must screen players against sanction lists to prevent prohibited players from gambling. This includes referring to Spillemyndigheden’s list of sanctioned persons.

If a player becomes subject to financial penalties from the EU, operators in Denmark must freeze the player’s gaming account.

Laws regarding financial sanctions in Denmark fall under the scope of the country’s Money Laundering Act.

Last month Spillemyndigheden updated its guidelines for promoting certain gambling products in the country.

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