Denmark’s state-owned gambling operator Danske Spil has just completed the launch of its Spil ID player registration system, which requires customers to use a registered account in order to make bets online or in person.
Players all across Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands will now be required to have a registered ID card, which can be a physical ID or one that’s on a mobile app, in order to place bets at kiosks and shops.
The Sikkert Spil—or Safe Play—system was first introduced in localized areas, starting in the Roskilde area followed Funen island, and now all throughout Denmark.
“We have, over the years, developed protections to ensure that children and young people under the age of 18 do not have access to betting. Now we have rolled out the full implementation of Sikkert Spil,” Niels Erik Folmann, Danske Licens Spil chief executive, said.
“it is due to several hundred hours of work that the Sikkert Spil solution has become as easy and user-friendly for our customers as it is. Safer gaming is also the largest accountability initiative in the history of the gaming industry, and we have had to ensure that our dealers have been well-prepared and thus provide customers with the necessary assistance,” he added.
Folmann also said that this is the reason why they have run the launch in different stages. Fortunately for Danske Spil, customers have welcomed Sikkert Spil positively, because they want to help in creating a safe gaming market for everyone.
Aside from protecting minors from exposure to gambling, the Sikkert Spil system also aims to make it more difficult for criminals to exploit the gambling industry for sports manipulation or money laundering. This is because all bets can now be traced online and across retail.
Because Danske Spil is the only retail operator in Denmark to have mandatory customer ID controls for now, Folmann said it is still possible to play anonymously with their competitor’s offerings. This is something, that Folmann said, should be rectified as soon as possible.
As long as it is still possible to gamble anonymously, criminals will be able to avoid detection, and minors will still be able to take part in gambling activities.