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1 The Danish Gambling Authority The liberalisation of the Danish gambling market 1

2 The Danish Gambling Legislation The Act on Gambling (Danish Gambling Authority) The Act on Duty on Gambling (Ministry of Taxation/SKAT) Gambling legislation The Act on Danske Spil A/S (Ministry of Finance) The Act on Distribution of Profits from Lotteries and Betting on Horse and Dog Racing (Ministry of Culture) 2

3 Opening of the partly liberalised gambling market January 2012 Liberalised Land based gaming machines Online casino Betting Partial liberalised Land based casinos Public poker tournaments Charity lotteries Restricted number of licenses (monopoly) Lottery Online bingo Scratch cards Class lottery Horse and dog racing 3

4 Purpose and ambition To achieve a fair, transparent and accountable gambling market To have an open, regulated and attractive market To avoid a large illegal market To gain protection of the consumers 4

5 License holders 1. january 2012: A total of 32 license holders divided on 49 licenses - 30 online casino licenses and 19 betting licenses. - 7 revenue restrited license holders (gross gambling revenue on 1 mio. kr./ EUR) Today: A total of 36 license holders divided on 53 licenses - 34 online casino licenses and 19 betting licenses. - 9 revenue restricted license holders (gross gambling revenue on 1 mio. kr./ EUR) Since the opening in January of the initial license holders have stopped - one never started, some went into partnership. Mainly because they could not turn a profit. Applications are received continously from new operators. 5

6 Dialogue and scope After issuing the licenses Good dialog with the license holders Trust between the DGA and the license holders Support information on the website Scope of the licenses The license holders have to follow the regulation in Denmark. They are only permitted to offer gambling to the Danish consumers on domains covered by their license. 6

7 Market data 2012 Revenue Based on the tax revenue for the 1., 2. and 3. quarter of 2012 Expected Gross Gaming Revenue in 2012 Betting mio. kr. 145 mio. EUR Online casino 840 mio. kr. 115 mio. EUR Gaming machines mio.kr. 255 mio. EUR Danske Lotteri Spil mio. kr. 355 mio. EUR The Danish Class lottery 240 mio. kr. 30 mio. EUR Land based casinos 320 mio. kr. 45 mio. EUR Other gambling types 440 mio. kr. 60 mio. EUR Total gambling market mio. kr mio. EUR 7

8 Shared liquidity Advantage of an open European market with crossborder liquidity. All the participating consumers are regulated in Denmark or another jurisdiction. The hardware and software is thoroughly tested to our certification programme s requirements regardless of jurisdiction. 8

9 Compliance and Surveillance In order to protect the regulated gambling market and to conduct on-going market surveillance, the Danish Gambling Act provides 3 tools; advertising ban Internet blocking and payment blocking 9

10 Compliance and Surveillance Technical requirements delivering of data SAFE - DGA has acces to the license holders data - Individual and/or rutine checks. Tamper Token encrypt data and ensures that no changes can be made. ROFUS (next slide). 10

11 Player Protection The Danish Gambling Authority has established a register, ROFUS. If a player is registered, it will be impossible to play online casino and betting. The exclusion can be either temporary (1, 3 or 6 month) or permanent. At the moment approximately 1250 players have registered in ROFUS. To protect the players funds it is required, that the license holders provide a setoff-free account at a bank, which must be kept separate from other funds. 11

12 Protection of the players The labelling Scheme The Danish Gambling Authority has launched a labelling scheme to provide safety regarding betting and online casino in Denmark. 12

13 International relations Bilateral agreements The Danish Gambling Authority has signed 5 bilateral agreements with other jurisdictions (Alderney, Isle of Man, Gibraltar, Jersey and Malta). Membership in GREF and IAGR Through membership in GREF and IAGR the Danish Gambling Authority participates in the exchange of views and information with various countries. 13

14 Future Focus Dialogue with the operators Global thinking 14

15 The Danish Gambling Authority Thank you for your attention! 15

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