Here you will find the Danish Gambling Authority’s version 1.3 of the Danish Gambling Authority’s requirements for accredited test houses, the Danish Gambling Authority’s change management programme, and the Danish Gambling Authority’s technical standards.
Most of the revisions from version 1.2 are clarifications of the existing requirements. However, there are a few actual changes to them as well.
Significant changes include section 18.104.22.168 in the Danish Gambling Authority’s technical standards where the method of calculating the return to players has been modified.
The Danish Gambling Authority’s change management programme has been expanded to allow licence holders to postpone certification of significant changes up to three months in certain situations.
In the Danish Gambling Authority’s requirements for accredited test houses, the PCI-ASV requirement in category C has been removed and the requirement for retesting of the gambling system after significant upgrades has been changed.
Please note that the Danish Gambling Authority will continue to accept certifications issued by test houses accredited in accordance with the Danish Gambling Authority’s requirements for accredited test houses version 1.1 or 1.2 (Historical.zip).
It is emphasised that only the Danish version is legally binding and that the English version is only provided as a guidance.
You will find the Danish Gambling Authority’s certification programme under each gambling category and the historical versions you will find on this page.
Transitional scheme between the existing and updated certification programme
The Danish Gambling Authority is aware of the fact that most online licence holders are planning to have their certifications renewed in the immediate future. With this in mind, two options are available for the licence holders:
- The licence holder can choose to be certified in accordance with version 1.3 of the certification programme. Renewed certification must be carried out within the framework of that certification programme and within the timeframe specified therein.
- The licence holder can choose to be certified in accordance with the updated certification programme (new version 1.0). If this option is chosen, the licence holder can postpone the renewal of their certification until 31 December 2014. The amount of time the renewed certification is postponed is subtracted from the following certification period. E.g. a licence holder’s renewal of certification is due by 1 September 2014, but makes use of the option to postpone and the renewed certification is completed on 1 November 2014, then the following certification is due by 1 September 2015. The licence holder must notify the Danish Gambling Authority 14 days before their next certification is due, should the licence holder choose to be certified in accordance with the updated certification programme and make use the option to postpone
The deadlines on vulnerability scanning and the quarterly report on change management cannot be postponed. These must be fulfilled in accordance with the existing certification programme, or, if possible, in accordance with the updated certification programme.
After 1 January 2015, every licence holder must be certified in accordance with the updated certification programme.
The frequency for renewed certification is identical in both versions of the certification programme. Accordingly, the licence holders renewed certification is not advanced.