Denmark's gaming regulator Spillemyndigheden has conducted over 4,000 slot machine inspections over the past three years, which led to 255 criminal cases being opened due to illegal activity.
The regulator upped inspections in 2021, conducting 1,511 inspections during the year. In 2020 the regulator conducted just 683 inspections, down from the 1,829 inspections that took place in 2019. Over the three years, 255 cases were referred to police for further investigation. 126 cases were referred in 2019, 83 in 2020, and 46 in 2021.
The reports to police regarded potential violations like allowing underage gambling, having no staff at the locations, and offering games that the operator isn't licensed to have being provided.
The reports are pending investigation. We'll let readers know if anything comes of the criminal complaints.