According to Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s Gaming Authority, all licensed gambling operators should prepare for changes to the country’s national identification scheme, with a new system set to replace NemID next year. NemID will be replaced by MitID in May 2021. NemID is the online verification solution used by many Danish citizens to communicate with public authorities; prove their identity for digital services such as online gambling and log into online banking.

On the other hand, MitID, which has been in use since 2010, is an updated variant. It has been established in collaboration between the public and private sectors. NemID will be slowly phased out all through 2021. By the end of 2021, utilization of the new system will be mandatory for all gaming businesses. Private digital service providers, like licensed gambling operators, will be obliged to collaborate with a third-party broker, unlike the previous system. This entity, which must be licensed by the country’s Digitisation Agency, will be responsible for carrying out identity checks on players.

A meeting for all licensed operators that currently offer online casinos and betting in Denmark will be hosted by Spillemyndigheden this year to update them on the switch to MitID to support its licensees. This notice comes after the regulator this week updated its technical and reporting requirements for online gambling licensees. With licensees required to check whether players have self-excluded before they send push notifications to mobile apps, the section of the current technical requirements related to the national self-exclusion register ROFUS has been updated.


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