From 1 October, ROFUS will block betting in physical stores

29, Sep 2023

From 1 October 2023, ROFUS also includes betting in physical stores in Denmark. The extension applies to new registrations created on and after 1 October 2023. Registrations from before 1 October 2023 will not change. 

From 1 October 2023, it will be mandatory for players to identify themselves with a so-called Player ID when buying bets at physical retailers, such as kiosks and betting shops. The ID must be used when a player wants to place bets in physical stores in Denmark

The implementation of the Player ID  means that ROFUS now also blocks betting in physical stores. This means that a registration with ROFUS or a renewal of an existing registration with ROFUS on or after 1 October 2023 will block:  

  • Online games offered by gambling operators with a Danish licence 
  • Physical casinos in Denmark
  • Physical bets offered at a physical retailer, e.g. kiosks or betting shops in Denmark
  • Direct advertising from these gambling operators

If you are registered with ROFUS before 1 October  2023 and do not renew your registration, the exclusion will remain unchanged. You will still only be blocked from online gambling offered by gambling operators with a Danish licence, physical casinos in Denmark and from receiving direct advertising from these. 

The background for the expansion of ROFUS and the implementation of the Player ID is a political desire to increase consumer protection and reduce the risk of young people under the age of 18 gaining access to gambling in physical stores. In addition, there is a desire to strengthen efforts to combat match-fixing and money laundering.

The implementation of a mandatory Player ID in the physical betting market was politically agreed in November 2019.

Call or write to ROFUS

If you have any questions about ROFUS, you can contact us via our contact form.

You can also call us directly at 72 38 60 20

The phone is open Monday - Thursday 9:00 - 15:00 and Friday 9:00 - 14:00.

Agreement on introduction of a player ID for land-based betting (November 2021)

Only available in Danish

Player ID for betting in land-based shops and kiosks

Read more about the purpose of the player ID

Only available in Danish