Spillemyndigheden has taken charge of Anti-Doping Denmark’s platform and will cooperate with international organizations by sharing information.
Spillemyndigheden, the Danish gambling regulatory body, has assumed control of the country’s anti-match-fixing platform. The StopMatchfixing platform of Anti-Doping Denmark, which enables individuals to anonymously report any suspicions of match-fixing, will now be overseen by Spillemyndigheden.
Spillemyndigheden has asserted that this transfer of responsibility will transform it into a “center of knowledge and information” in the fight against match-fixing. The regulatory body will convene numerous forums and utilize data analysis to identify suspicious bets and provide relevant information to appropriate domestic and international entities. Spillemyndigheden aims to establish partnerships with overseas organizations working towards the same goal.
Anders Dorph, the director of Spillemyndigheden, expressed his satisfaction at having been entrusted with this significant responsibility. He noted that given the data on betting activities across all licensed operators in Denmark, it is logical that Spillemyndigheden takes on a coordinating and unifying role. Dorph emphasized that the regulatory body will prioritize working alongside similar national platforms in other countries. This approach, he said, is consistent with Spillemyndigheden’s commitment to international collaboration with gambling regulators worldwide.
“It’s a very important task and a big responsibility that I’m glad we’ve been given. Since we will be getting data on betting on events across operators licensed in Denmark, it makes perfect sense that we also have the coordinating and unifying function.
“We will put a major focus on collaborating with national platforms in other countries. This will be completely natural for us, as we have close cooperation with gambling authorities all over the world, and international cooperation is something we already value highly.”
In February last year, there was a political agreement to transfer responsibility for the StopMatchfixing platform to Spillemyndigheden.
Last week, the regulator released its annual report on combating unlicensed gambling, stating that it had blocked a record 82 sites last year, an increase from 55 in 2021.
Spillemyndigheden also revealed that it had collaborated with Facebook to remove groups and posts promoting illegal gambling. It is now working on a similar agreement with Google to take action against gambling-related ads and search results on the platform.