From the start of October, players in Denmark will need to present Player ID to place bets at a physical retailer such as kiosks or betting shops.
The requirements do not state the form the ID must take; operators could, for example, issue a physical card or create an app. It must, however, be linked to a gambling account with the operator. This allows the player to set a deposit limit and ensures they receive their winnings even if, for example, they lose their betting slip.
It also means that a player who has self-excluded is blocked from gambling in physical stores.
The Danish Gambling Authority Spillemydigheden declared that the move stemmed from “a political desire to increase consumer protection and reduce the risk of young people under the age of 18 gaining access to gambling in physical stores. In addition, there is a desire to strengthen efforts to combat match-fixing and money laundering.”