Danish National Gambling Regulatory Body Issues Temporary License for PokerStars
A temporary sports betting license for one year has been issued to Amaya owned PokerStars by the Danish national gambling regulatory body.
Spillemyndigheden issued the license on a temp basis to allow the poker room giant the chance to offer sports betting services in the country. PokerStars will still offer poker games together with sports betting to players. The operator plans to apply for a 5-year license after their temporary license is up for renewal and offer casino services along with poker and sports betting. Sports betting services aren’t expected to go live until sometime next year.
“Online betting is an exciting pastime for sports fans and provides a way for them to put their passion and knowledge to the test in competition with friends and other fans. We’re pleased to offer sports betting under a licence that ensures local oversight of the industry and allows PokerStars to bring its gaming expertise and high standards of integrity, compliance and security to Danish bettors.
This furthers Amaya’s commitment to the responsible growth of online gaming by supporting local regulation that protects players, creates a viable, competitive marketplace and provides revenue for local governments.” – Eric Hollreiser, Vice-President of Amaya’s Corporate Communications Department
Pokerstars online gambling is regulated by the Danish Gambling Authority.