Denmark –Gambling operator Danske Spil recently announced the appointment of Peter Christensen, former government minister for taxation and defense in Denmark, as its new chairman.
Christensen will replace Peter Gæmelke, who has Danske Spil’s chairman since 2011.
Christensen served as a Member of the Parliament between 2001 and 2015. He was named as Minister for Taxation in 2011 and went on to become Minister of Defense in 2015.
Apart from his stint in politics, Christensen also served on board at Danske Klasselotteris since 2018. He will, however, step down from the role during the second half of the year due to his new appointment.
Nicolai Wammen, Denmark’s Minister of Finance, approved the appointment, with Danske Spill still being majority owned by the Danish government.
“I am very proud of the confidence that the Minister of Finance has shown me, and I look forward to contributing to Danske Spil’s ongoing journey,” said Christensen.
“Danske Spil has an important social role in continuing to ensure a balanced and responsible gaming market in Denmark. We must prevent problem gambling and protect our young people, and also ensure games are not abused for crime such as money laundering. Danske Spil must set the standard for responsible gaming in Denmark,” he added.