The report about the provision of gambling
This newsletter of 8 May 2012 concerns that holders of a licence to provide betting and online casino must produce a report one year after the offering of gambling actually has commenced. The report shall give an account of whether the licence holder has provided gambling in accordance with the conditions of the licence. The report must be completed by an enterprise approved by the Danish Gambling Authority.
At the end of this newsletter you find a draft report. The Danish Gambling Authority would be pleased to receive comments to the draft report from licence holders and others with an interest in the area, e.g. possible applicants to become an approved enterprise. Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org before 30 June 2012. Later this year the final version of the report will be published.
The contents of the report:
- Part 1: Contains statistical information about the licence holder's provision of gambling.
- Part 2: The licence holder must specify how certain rules in the gaming legislation have been observed.
- Part 3: The approved enterprise must certify that the licence holder has provided gambling in a proper manner.
The two first parts must be completed by the licence holder and the third part must be completed by the approved enterprise. The third part of the report must be completed partly on the basis of the licence holder's reply in the two first parts and partly on the basis of supplementary material which the approved enterprise considers necessary in order to complete the report.
Submitting the report
The report must be submitted no later than 14 month after the gambling has commenced. Hence, it is not the start date of the licence which is important but when the actual provision of gambling has started. Licence holders of both betting and online casino must only submit one report which covers both licences provided that the gambling has commenced at the same time.
The report can only be completed in Danish and must only be made after the first year.
Requirements for the approved enterprise
In order to evaluate whether a licence holder has provided gambling in accordance with the conditions of the licence it is necessary that the report is made by an enterprise which has an expertise to interpret the legislation (e.g. the anti-money laundering regulation) and has a general knowledge of gaming legislation.
As the report is only a draft it is not possible to apply to become an approved enterprise. When the final version of the report is published we will be receiving applications. The procedure and the formalities for the application have not yet been determined. However, it will be a requirement to prove that the enterprise possess the necessary expertise to complete the report. Part 3 of the report cannot be completed by a person who is employed by the licence holder or in the same concern because the Danish Gambling Authorisation demands that the report is completed by an independent third party.
The requirement for a report also covers the so-called revenue-restricted licences.
For these licences the report should contain the following information:
- An account of how the licence holder has complied with the conditions of each licence to provide betting and online casino.
- An account of how the licence holder has complied with the objectives of the gaming legislation including:
To protect young people and vulnerable persons against being exploited through gambling or developing addiction of gambling.
To protect the players by securing that gambling is provided in a reasonable, responsible and transparent manner.
To secure public order and prevent that gambling serves as support of crime.
With regard to the extent of the games we consider that the report should not be certified by an approved enterprise.
The report must be submitted no later than 14 month after the gambling has commenced. Hence, it is not the start date of the licence which is important but when the actual provision of gambling has commenced. If the licence holder has more than one licence the licence holder must submit one report per licence.