Denmark’s regulator Spillemyndigheden was victorious in a court case against an association that was offering bingo and banko to members without the relevant licence.
The regulator investigated the unnamed organisation at its premises in Odense in 2019 and found it had been offering both game types illegally to its members on a daily basis for a number of years.
Denmark has a monopoly on bingo and banko games, with state-owned Danske Spil being the only operator permitted to offer these services, except for games run by a non-profit lottery for the benefit of good causes.
The case was heard in court in Odense on 2 February, with Spillemyndigheden emerging victorious after the court ruled the Odense-based association breached national gambling laws by offering the games to members.
As such, the association was ordered to pay a fine of DKK15,000 (£1,784/€2,014/$2,153) as well as court costs.
The ruling comes after Spillemyndigheden last week revealed that gambling revenue in the Dan..