Danish Gambling Authority takes over national anti-match fixing platform

The Danish Gambling Authority has taken over responsibility for the country’s anti-match fixing platform. On April 1, the secretariat of the national platform relocated, making the regulator responsible for overseeing Anti-Doping Denmark’s StopMatchfixing, through which people can make anonymous reports of suspected match-fixing. 

As secretariat for the national platform to combat match-fixing, it will be the Authority’s task to coordinate the various meeting forums under the platform. The regulator is given responsibility for analyzing information about suspicious bets on sports and passing on information about possible violations to relevant national and international authorities and organizations.

Anders Dorph, Director of the Danish Gambling Authority, said: “It’s a very important task and a big responsibility that I’m glad we’ve been given. Since we will be getting data on betting on events across operators licensed in Denmark, it makes perfect sense that we are also the ones with the coordinating and unifying function.”

We will put a major focus on collaborating with national platforms in other countries. This will be completely natural for us, as we have close cooperation with gambling authorities all over the world, and international cooperation is something we already value highly,” he added.

The decision to shift responsibility for the StopMatchfixing was made in a political agreement in February last year.

Last week, the regulator released its annual report on its actions to combat unlicensed gambling. It reported that it blocked a record 82 sites last year, up from 55 in 2021.

It also said that it began working with Facebook to close groups or delete posts that promoted illegal gambling after noticing an increase in illegal gambling being accessed via Facebook groups.

The Authority says it is in the process of entering into a similar arrangement with Google in order to take action against gambling advertisements and search results on the company’s platform.