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15 Dec 2011 16:30

From the turn of the year the gambling market will open. Illegal operators risk being blocked.

1 January 2012 Denmark opens for the new gambling market, providing gambling operators the opportunity to offer betting and online casino. A total of 38 applicants have received 55 different licences to legally operate in Denmark.

The full list of approved licence holders is now published on the Danish Gambling Authority?s website.

The Minister of Taxation Thor Möger Pedersen says:

- From January the gambling market will be orderly and we will ensure that holders of a betting and online casino licence to operate on the Danish market also contribute to the society. Danes as well as the many associations supported by the gambling market can be joyful.

The orderly market means, among other things, that all gambling operators without a licence from 1 January 2012, risk that their website or payments will be blocked.

The new and open gambling market in Denmark has been underway since the Parliament's decision in 2010.

On Tuesday next week the Danish Gambling Authority will hold an information session for the new licence holders to inform about upcoming activities on the gambling scene. Licence holders will, among other things, be briefed on how the Danish Gambling Authority will monitor the Danish gambling market and how the Danish Gambling Authority cooperate with gambling authorities in other countries.

Time and place for the information session.

For more information:
Journalists: Director Birgitte Sand Tel: (+45) 25 44 05 03 or SKAT's Press Office Tel. (+45) 72 37 09 00.