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Operators Provide Funding for Denmark’s New Gambling Committee



An alliance of gambling operators has committed to providing funding for the recently formed Danish Gambling Committee, also known as Dansk LudomaniKomité. This collaborative effort seeks to advance research initiatives dedicated to understanding and addressing gambling addiction.

Betsson Group, Danske Spil,, Kindred Group, and Mr Green have jointly pledged a substantial amount of DKK12 million (equivalent to €1.6 million) in funding. This financial support will empower the Danish Gambling Committee to operate within the Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University. The esteemed committee will be under the leadership of Jørgen Frøkiær, the head of the department. Additionally, the board of the committee will include representatives from the University of Copenhagen, the University of Southern Denmark, Aarhus University Hospital, and Aalborg University, ensuring a comprehensive and collaborative approach to its endeavors.

The committee will dedicate its efforts to four key areas, namely the treatment of gambling addiction, prevention of gambling-related harm among children and young individuals, addressing addiction risks associated with online gambling, and fostering a broader understanding of gambling.

Jørgen Frøkiær expressed his satisfaction with the contribution of gaming companies, stating,


“We are delighted that the gaming companies are actively participating in finding solutions, and we are eager to support research in an area that has faced significant challenges over the years.”

Kim Olesen, the general manager for Denmark and Italy at Kindred, emphasized the alignment of this initiative with their commitment to generating zero revenue from harmful gambling. He stated,

“We do not want to profit from players who have an unhealthy relationship with gambling. It is therefore crucial for us to assist those in need.”

“We are committed to shouldering our responsibility and facilitating the advancement of improved and more impactful measures for the prevention and treatment of gambling addiction through our contribution to the Danish Gambling Committee.”

Kate Jacquerot, the legal director responsible for responsible gaming at Danske Spil, further stated,

“Our aim is to foster a safe and secure gambling market in Denmark, and we are delighted to lend our support to the Danish Gambling Committee. Independent research will play a crucial role in enhancing our understanding of how to effectively prevent and assist individuals displaying signs of gambling addiction.”

The newly formed committee anticipates commencing the acceptance of research project applications starting from the beginning of July.


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