Operators in Denmark May Have to Reduce Bonuses

Lawmakers in Denmark are proposing a law that would cap online betting site bonus offers at DKK 1,000.

The country's parliament is proposing the limits, stating that the country's bonus offers are growing too large, especially for those that are featured on television ads. The Social Democrat party is pushing the measure, but have found support with the Danish People's Party helping the measure gain steam. In addition to caps on bonuses, the lawmakers are also looking for transparency in wagering requirements on said bonuses.

Other parties such as the Socialist People's Party are calling for an outright ban on bonus offers.

Punters in Denmark enrolled in the country's self-exclusion betting program in large numbers last year, with enrollments up 46% from the year prior. While some may claim this indicates that gambling addiction is skyrocketing in the country, others point out that the exclusion service was advertised more last year. Roughly 125,000 Danes are listed as having gaming addiction issues.

CL News will be keeping up on this story and updating readers as we learn more.

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25 April 2018 - 6:03pm

Obviously the Danish politicians thinks that reducing the bonuses would prevent many people from gambling and who knows maybe they're right but I don't think this would magically solve all the issues with the growing number of a problem gamblers, but let's see..