Denmark’s gambling regulator, Spillemyndigheden, has announced that a streamer has been fined DKK 10,000 ($1,457/€1,341) for advertising unlicensed gambling providers via Twitch.
An investigation carried out by the regulator earlier this year revealed that the streamer in question promoted a gambling provider that is not licensed to operate in the Danish market via live streams on Twitch.
Following the discovery, the streamer was reported to the police for breaching local gambling advertising regulations.
Since then, the police have assessed the case and agreed with Spillemyndigheden’s findings. The authorities also agreed with the regulator’s recommended fine of DKK 10,000 for the breaches.
This is the first time that the Danish gambling regulator has fined a streamer for promoting unlicensed gambling providers. The announcement does not reveal the name of the streamer nor the unlicensed provider or providers involved.
Earlier this week Spillemyndigheden reported that it had blocked 49 illegal gambling websites and that it would change the frequency of blocks from once per year to twice a year.
So far in 2023, gambling regulators across the globe have issued a total of €361,083,254 ($390,171,683/£310,325,725) in fines and penalties.