Danish streamer fined DKK10,000 for gambling advertising on Twitch

By Dan Kleiner


The Danish gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has found a Twitch streamer to be advertising gambling services without the appropriate permission.

The regulator reported the streamer to the police, who assessed that the individual had broken the law.

The fine of DKK10,000 (£1153/$1466/€1341) was recommended by the gambling authority. In its streams, the individual advertised for a game provider without first obtaining a Danish licence.

The Danish regulator makes its stance on gambling advertising clear: “If a gambling operator does not hold a licence to provide gambling in Denmark, the operator must not market its gambling offers in neither print, electronic, nor social media.”

This is the first occurrence that the gambling authority has reported a streamer in the case of dissemination of illegal gambling advertising.

Blocked sites

Denmark also recently blocked 49 websites from offering unlicensed gambling following a complaint from the country’s gambling authority.

Copenhagen City Court ruled in favour of Spillemyndigheden in all 49 cases heard during a session last month.

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