Danish online gambling association DOGA endorses EGBA’s responsible advertising code
The Danish association is the third online gambling association to endorse EGBA’s new code of conduct for responsible advertising.
BRUSSELS/COPENHAGEN, 08 June 2020 – The Danish Online Gambling Association (DOGA) has today officially endorsed EGBA’s new European code of conduct on responsible advertising for online gambling.
DOGA is the third national gambling association (along with the association’s in Belgium and the Netherlands) to publicly endorse EGBA’s advertising code and it will now promote the code to its members and encourage other gambling companies in Denmark to sign up to it.
“We’re very pleased with the support of DOGA and its commitment to promote responsible advertising in Denmark. Through its measures, this code will contribute to strengthening consumer protection across European countries. As part of our commitment to responsible advertising in Europe, we aim for the code to be widely adopted and urge other online gambling associations and companies to join forces with us to make advertising safer.” – Maarten Haijer, Secretary General, EGBA.
“The gambling industry is changing rapidly, and both the demands of the industry on the industry and the industry’s demand on itself are increasing. DOGA is created to promote a well-regulated Danish environment for responsible licensed operators. In this regard, it is important that we act credibly, and our members advertise responsibly. That is why we fully support EGBA’s pan-European initiative to raise the standards for gambling advertising.” – Morten Ronde, Secretary General, DOGA.
EGBA’s code is the first pan-European initiative for gambling advertising and leads the way in responsible standards for advertising, introducing essential consumer protection measures related to responsible advertising content and dedicated measures for social media. The code applies to EGBA members and other online gambling companies who sign up to it, and its application will be monitored by an independent third party. A recent analysis found the code to complement and reinforce the existing regulation of gambling advertising in European countries and, in several countries, the code’s measures are stricter than the existing national rules.
DOGA is the trade association for online gambling in Denmark. It was established in December 2011 to represent the sector in Denmark and abroad. Its governing body is the Executive Committee which is selected by the full membership every year. Its members include Bet365, Betsson, Danske Licens Spil, Flutter Entertainment, Kindred Group and Pokerstars. 25syv, Bethard, Better Collective, GVC, Leovegas, Mr Green, OmniGame (pip.dk), Spillehallen and Spilnu are associated members.
The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) is the Brussels-based trade association representing the leading online gaming and betting operators established, licensed and regulated within the EU, including bet365, Betsson Group, GVC Holdings PLC, Kindred Group PLC, and William Hill PLC. The Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling (BOS) is an affiliate member of EGBA. EGBA works together with national and EU authorities and other stakeholders towards a well-regulated online gambling market which provides a high level of consumer protection and takes into account the reality of the digital economy and consumer demand. Today, EGBA’s member companies together have more than 16.5 million customers in Europe.