Date: 01.07.2024

by Mateusz Mazur

Denmark Introduces Mandatory B2B Licensing for Gambling Suppliers

The Danish Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden) has announced that suppliers in the gambling industry can apply for a B2B license starting September 1, 2024.

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Key Dates and Requirements

Application Start Date: September 1, 2024

Mandatory Licensing Date: January 1, 2025

From January 1, 2025, suppliers of betting and casino games must hold a valid B2B license to offer their products to operators. This provides a four-month window for companies to secure their licenses before the new regulations take effect.

Application Information: Detailed guidelines and application forms are available on the Spillemyndigheden website under the “For Businesses and Associations” section.

Certification Requirements: All suppliers’ games, platforms, procedures, and business systems must be tested by an independent testing lab to meet the authority’s certification standards.

The Spillemyndigheden’s new certification program aims to clarify the responsibilities of both operators and suppliers. This program will be reviewed with industry stakeholders in July 2024 and will become effective on January 1, 2025.

New Portal for Managing Game Certificates

A new portal will be introduced for managing game certificates. Applicants will receive login details to upload necessary information and game certificates as part of the application process.

  • Existing game certificates and other certifications that comply with the current certification standards will remain valid.
  • Operators must adopt the new certification program by July 1, and it is recommended they transition to it as soon as possible.

In addition to the new licensing requirements, the Spillemyndigheden has updated its Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Financing of Terrorism (CFT) guidance. This update supplements the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority’s guidance on preventive measures against money laundering and terrorism financing, detailing necessary steps for operators and stakeholders to mitigate these risks.