Denmark Censures LeoVegas, Spillehallen

Online betting operators LeoVegas and Spillehallen.dk have both been censured by Denmark's gaming regulator Spillemyndigheden for customer verification and anti-money laundering failings.

LeoVegas allowed temporary accounts to become verified despite not conducting the proper identity and account verification checks between June 2019 and May 2020. The issue was a backend software problem and they've been fixed to use additional options to help verify the identities moving forward.

Spillemyndigheden was also found to have violated Danish gaming rules as they hadn't published an anti-money laundering policy. The site's lapse was in place until December 2019, but the report citing the failure was published today. Once again, the operator fixed the issue and there hasn't been an issue since.

Both times the regulator opted to censure the operators rather than fine them or rescind licenses. This approach is different to what we see in the UK or other markets, where large fines are the name of the game for any violation.

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.

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