The Danish Gambling Authority wins court case on illegal bingo
On 8 February 2023, an association in Odense was fined DKK 15,000 for organising illegal bingo for its members on a daily basis for a number of years.
During a control visit in 2019, the Danish Gambling Authority assessed that the association's offering of bingo was illegal, and subsequently reported the association to the police.
In Denmark there is a monopoly on lotteries (including bingo) - except if the lottery is held as a charity lottery.
According to the Danish Gambling Authority, bingo was the primary purpose of the association, which is in violation of the gambling legislation.
The case was before the court in Odense on 2 February 2023 and on 8 February 2023, the association was sentenced to pay a fine of DKK 15,000 as well as the court costs.
The association has appealed the court ruling.