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Redesigned Self-Exclusion Program Launched in Denmark

The Danish gambling regulator, Spillemyndigheden has launched a new version of the country’s self-exclusion program. The new Register of Voluntarily Excused Players (Rofus) went live on December 5th.

An Easier Way to Self-Exclude 

The previous version of the Rofus website was launched in 2012, and Spillemyndigheden had decided it was time for an update. The website briefly went offline on December 5th and was relaunched very shortly after. The site is up and running again now as normal. 

The purpose of redesigning the site was to make it easier for players to join the self-exclusion program. As well as offering self-exclusion services, the Rofus site also provides players with multiple resources if they are having problems with their gambling behaviour.

Breaking Down the Numbers

Rofus was launched in 2012 and the program has been a huge success in the decade that has followed. A report in January of this year revealed that as of December 2021, around 30,451 people had registered with Rofus. There are no figures available for 2022 at the time of writing.

Since the program was started, there have been around 4,000 people signing up for the service every year. The hope is that the new and improved website will help encourage more people to take the step to self-exclude if they need to. 

The majority of the people signing up for the service are men. Approximately 76% of the people that have signed up were male, with only 24% being female. The biggest age group making up these numbers is between 20-29. This group makes up around 30%, with 28% being made up of those in 30-39 age bracket. Around 4% of the people that signed up were males under the age of 20. 

A Busy Year in Denmark 

The launch of the new Rofus website comes at the end of what has been a very busy few months for the Danish regulator. At the end of November, the regulator sent out a reminder to all licensed operators regarding the rules regarding enhanced diligence checks on players from grey and black-listed countries. 

In September, Spillemyndigheden grabbed the headlines when it was given approval by the Danish courtesy to continue to block 82 unlicensed websites that were providing services to Danish players. This was the highest total that had ever been blocked by the regulator and took the total number of blocked sites up to 227 since the launch of the country’s Gaming Act in 2012. 

It also released statistics regarding the use of its gambling careline, StopSpillet in September. The continued success of this service is yet another sign of Spillemyndigheden’s commitment to responsible gambling

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Liam Hoofe
Liam Hoofe
Published: 07 Dec 2022
Updated: 13 Mar 2023
Liam is a skilled writer and journalist, highly regarded for his perceptive examination of the gambling industry. He specializes in online casinos and sports betting, and his work has been published in top-tier publications. Here at GoodLuckMate, Liam covers the latest industry news and has also authored various gambling guides, offering both beginners and experienced players in-depth analyses of games and strategies.

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