One of the most important jobs of the Danish Gambling Authority is to ensure a fair gambling market in Denmark and to protect vulnerable groups from the potential harmful effects of gambling.
Most Danes associate games and gambling with entertainment and having a good time, but the latest study of problem gambling in Denmark shows that gambling has developed into problem gambling to about 10,000 Danes.
Compulsive gambling defined
Frequently repeated episodes of gambling that dominate the individual’s life at the expense of social, vocational and family values and commitments. (Source: The National Board of Health)
If you – or someone you know – gamble too much, you can use the Danish Gambling Authority’s register of self-excluded persons (ROFUS).
There are nine free treatment options in Denmark.
Get the MitSpil (“MyGame”) app
The Danish Gambling Authority’s app “MitSpil” is a tool for gamblers, who want to keep track of winnings and losses. The app can help to achieve a more balanced gambling consumption.
With a few clicks, you can track your gambling activities in “MitSpil”, in this way you can keep track of your winnings and losses. You enter the information yourself and the app provides you with a quick overview.
“MitSpil” gives you:
- A gambling tracker that can help you keep track of your winnings/losses
- Information about compulsive gambling and a fast path to find help
- A test to see if you are at risk of becoming addicted to gambling
- A direct link to self-exclusion from online gambling in ROFUS (the register of self-excluded persons)
- Direct links to centres that offer free counselling and treatment of compulsive gambling