Danish Regulator Starts Preparation for MittID Migration

30 Jun 2020

Spillemyndigheden, the Danish Gambling Authority, has called upon all regulated casino operators in the region to get ready for the upcoming changes that are to be applied to the Danish national identification system. The regulator is planning to migrate from the outdated NemID to the new, more efficient MittID system next year.

The old NemID system has been in use for over 10 years now, to provide an online verification system for secure logins. For the last decade, public authorities, online banking systems, and online gambling websites have been using the system to verify the identity of users.

With MittID due to take over from the NemID system come May 2021, all operators of private digital service have to be in partnership with a third-party broker certified by the Danish Digitization Agency for them to use this new system.

Spillemyndighedenfurther stressed that the new system will be compulsory for all online gaming licensees operating in Denmark, and to assist operators with the transition, it is already holding training programs to discuss the migration to the new system.

The Danish Gambling Authority has also released a new set of procedural requirements that will be applicable across online casinos and sports betting operations. Part of the new requirements includes updated self-exclusion guidelines and new classes of game reporting. As part of these new rules, all operators that hold a Danish gaming license are now obliged to include a reference to ROFUS, the national self-exclusion program powered by Spillemyndigheden’s, before engaging mobile players via push notification marketing through mobile devices.

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