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Danish regulator warns of illegal lottery sales

| By Marese O'Hagan
The Danish Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden) has warned of illegal lottery providers after inquiries into so-called "lottery subscriptions".

Spillemyndigheden stated that is has received queries from citizens regarding the subscriptions after the citizens were contacted by sellers.

The sellers claimed to offer membership to a lottery subscription club, where a number of people buy tickets in several international lotteries and share the winnings.

In response, Spillemyndigheden has reminded citizens that it is illegal to sell or purchase lottery tickets anywhere in Denmark apart from Danske Lotteri Spil.

“The Gaming Authority points out that there is a monopoly on the sale of lotteries in Denmark, and that it is therefore not permitted for anyone other than Danske Lotteri Spil to sell lottery subscriptions,” declared Spillemyndigheden.

Earlier this month, Spillemyndigheden changed its regulation to allow IT equipment outside Denmark for online licence holders.

Last week, the regulator released its Gaming Market in Figures 2020 report, showing that channelisation in the jurisdiction reached a record high of 90% last year.

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