Main provisions of the Danish Gambling Act
For Denmark, gambling activities are restricted to people who are 18 years old and older. They have also made strong efforts to prevent gambling addiction. The gaming authority runs a helpline called StopSpillet. Part of this program requires all license holders to connect to a self-exclusion register. This is called ROFUS, which allows people to self-exclude themselves from certain periods.
Chapter 6 of the Danish Gambling Act, establishes certain restrictions to prevent the advertising of gambling brands from reaching minors or people who can be at risk. It establishes that this kind of advertising should not be displayed in children's programming, public radio and television, and certain print media.
It is also important to remark that it is forbidden to use testimonials of previous winners to promote gambling services. There is a special point that remarks that gambling brands should not promote any type of events that are aimed towards children or have children as part of the audience.
Brands must include awareness of responsible gambling messages that promote responsible gaming practices.
As we have mentioned before, people need to be 18 or older to be able to participate in any type of gambling activity. However, other people are banned from participating in gambling activities in Denmark. People who have legal guardians can’t participate in any kind of gambling activity because it is considered that they are incapable of making proper decisions. They are at risk if they get involved in gambling.
Also, people going through bankruptcy cannot gamble because that could worsen their financial situation. Certain crimes can prevent people from participating in gambling activities. Certain criminal offenses such as money laundering or fraud can’t participate, as they could use gambling to fund criminal activities.
Athletes are usually forbidden to bet in most countries. In Denmark, they can bet, but certain things need to be observed. As it is expected, all athletes under 18 years old can’t gamble in the country. To prevent unethical behaviors, athletes can’t make sports bets in the same discipline they practice.