Denmark’s gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has confirmed that an unnamed Twitch streamer has been fined DKK 10,000 ($1,457/€1,341/£1,151) for advertising unlicensed gambling providers via the streaming service.
The regulators carried out an investigation earlier this year and found out that the streamer in question was promoting a gambling provider that was not licensed to operate in Denmark via live streaming on Twitch.
Following the investigation, the streamer has also been reported to Danish authorities for breaking local gambling advertising laws.
This is the first time that the DGA has had to take action on a streamer for breaching gambling regulations.
The announcement did not reveal the identity of the streamer or the unlicensed providers. It is also not the first news reported on this topic this week by Spillemyndigheden.
Earlier this week, they reported that they had blocked 49 illegal gambling websites, and director Anders Dorph released the following statement.
“It is a very important task for the Gambling Authority to ensure that Danes are not exposed to games that are offered illegally in Denmark and that do not comply with the requirements for, among other things, consumer protection laid down in gambling legislation,” said Anders Dorph.
“At the same time, we must ensure that the game providers who have a licence to offer games in Denmark can operate in the Danish market without unreasonable competition from providers who do not have to meet Danish requirements.”