Newsletter 6

21 Dec 2011

Validation of identidy information

This information of 21 December 2011 concerns the implementation of NemID and the validation of identity information.

Due to the recent challenges of NemID not being ready for use as on 1 January 2012, the Danish Gambling Authority has decided to make it possible for licence holders to open permanent accounts in the name of registered players on the following premises:

  1. As of 1 January 2012 cpr. no. validation of the registered players must be carried out.
  2. Validation by the use of NemID or alternative documentation must be carried out prior to 1 March 2012.

I.e., during the month of January it will not be mandatory to open temporary accounts in the name of either existing or new customers. However, 1 March 2012 at the latest validation must be finalized. If not, due to the entry into force of the Executive Orders as of 1 February 2012 the accounts must be closed.

In order to assess whether payments of more than DKK 10,000 may call upon attention, until 1 March 2012 the Danish Gambling Authority will carry out selections in the data received in SAFE and by the use of spot checks. In that connection, licence holders may be obliged to provide additional information of the accounts in question.

The Danish Gambling Authority stresses that gaming accounts opened on the 1 February 2012 and onwards will have to be temporary accounts in accordance with the requirements stated in the executive orders.