Danske Spil began offering its products online in 2002. Denmark’s online gaming monopoly was challenged by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and in 2008 the Danish government began the process of creating legislation and a licensing system for online gaming.
In October of 2009, it was reported that the online gambling laws hit another snag causing yet another waiting period. After reviewing the propositions made by Denmark, the ECJ decided that the laws did not adhere to the guidelines set by the commission. Denmark must now wait until November 9 to move forward on its regulations. The European Gambling and Betting Association issued a statement that details its objections to the draft proposal. They explain that the licensing regime fails to take into account securities and controls that are offered by other EU jurisdictions and that the Danish state monopoly is continued on pool betting for horse racing.
Other points of contention include the introduction of ISP and financial transactions blocking and the prohibition of non-Danish players.