Denmark's ROFUS self-exclusion betting service has gone live with its expansion, meaning that those who've enrolled in the system now cannot gamble at retail betting shops, closing the loophole that was previously in place.
The change comes in tandem with new rules that require ID cards for betting, meaning that it is feasible for retail shops to cross-reference the ROFUS system. The self-exclusion system already applied to land casinos and online betting sites.
The Danish government has been working to improve the country's player protection standards in order to protect minors from gambling as well as those who may be at risk of becoming addicted. There are currently over 40,000 people registered for the ROFUS system.
A statement from the country's gaming regulator Spillemyndigheden read in part: "The background for the expansion of ROFUS and the implementation of the game card is a political desire to increase consumer protection and reduce the risk of young people under the age of 18 gaining access to games in physical venues. There is also a desire to strengthen efforts to combat match-fixing and money laundering."