Denmark Hails StopSpillet Helpline Service

Denmark's gaming regulator has praised their new StopSpillet responsible gaming service after more than 500 local players have used it since it launched.

The service had 348 calls during the first half of the year, and an additional 152 had been made from July 1st through September 11th. StopSpillet aids players that are facing difficulties in stopping gambling, and can provide assistance for players and their family members. From the calls, 46% were players, while 39% were relatives of gamblers. 85% of callers were men, but relatives were overwhelmingly female, making up 69% of callers.

During the first half of the year, callers between 18 to 25 made up 36.9% of all calls, while 26 to 35-year-olds made up 23.3%.

Speaking about the results Spillemyndigheden director Brigitte Sand noted: "Based on experience with similar guides, we had expected 90 in the quarter, so it is overwhelming that so many have already contacted us.

"On the one hand, it would be really good if players or relatives did not have challenges with games. But on the other hand we are of course both happy and proud of the many who have found our way and have shown us the great confidence to seek our help."

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