Spillemyndigheden, the Danish Gambling Authority, has called on operators to plan for changes to the country’s national identification scheme ahead of MittID roll out.
Since 2010 the new system, NemID, has been in operation and provides an electronic authentication programme that is used to log in to online banking systems, connect with public authorities and check their identity for online services such as online gambling websites.
MittID is expected to replace NemID in May 2021 which will mean that all private digital service providers will have to work with a third-party broker approved by the Danish Digitisation Agency that will be responsible for checking player checks.
Spillemyndigheden has stressed that for all licence holders, the new programme would be compulsory. By holding a meeting to discuss the transition to MittID, the regulator aimed to assist operators in planning for the new framework.
The new programme is the latest in the Danish regulator ‘s steps to better protect the game.
Earlier this week, Spillemyndigheden published a set of additional technological criteria that are to be enforced across online casino and sports betting verticals, including new self-exclusion requirements and new types of game reporting.
Among the requirements, all licensees must reference Spillemyndigheden’s national self-exclusion database ‘ROFUS’ before pushing on the marketing of notifications via mobile devices.