Law On Public Gambling In Tournament Form

Original Language Title: Lov om offentligt hasardspil i turneringsform

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Read the untranslated law here: https://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=129613

Overview (table of contents) Chapter 1 the scope of the law

Chapter 2 Participation in public games of chance in tournament form

Chapter 3 authorization to dismantle public gambling in tournament form

Chapter 4 dismantling of public gambling in tournament form

Chapter 5 monitoring and control

Chapter 6 Penal provision

Chapter 7 of the law's entry into force, etc., The full text of the law on public gambling in tournament form

WE, MARGRETHE the SECOND, by the grace of God Queen of Denmark, do indeed:

The Danish Parliament has adopted and we know Our consent confirmed the following law:

Chapter 1

The scope of the law

§ 1. Poker can be run as public gambling in tournament form according to the rules laid down in this law.

(2). The Minister of Justice may, after negotiation with the tax Minister lay down rules to the effect that other gambling than poker can be run as public gambling in tournament form according to the rules laid down in this law. Who can lay down rules derogating from § 4 and § 5 (1).

Chapter 2

Participation in public games of chance in tournament form

§ 2. The players participating in a public hasardspils tournament must be at least 18 years of age.

§ 3. Only persons over the age of 18 years, must, moreover, be given access to the premises in which a public hasardspils tournament takes place.

§ 4. There must be at least 10 players participating in a public hasardspils tournament.

§ 5. There must not be other card games site in the premises in which a public hasardspils tournament takes place.

(2). Do not use play equipment in connection with a public hasardspils tournament.

Chapter 3

Authorization to dismantle public gambling in tournament form

§ 6. The authority, which the Minister authorizes (supervisory authority) may issue the authorization to dismantle public gambling in tournament form.

(2). An authorization to dismantle public gambling in tournament form, be given for a specified place, on which there must be phased out a specified number of tournaments, subject to a maximum of five tournaments per week.

(3). An authorization to dismantle public gambling in tournament shape can be granted for up to 2 years from the day on which the authorization was given.

§ 7. Authorization to dismantle public gambling in tournament shape can be given to persons who

1) is 18 years of age,

2) is not under guardianship after the Guardianship Act section 5 or under samværgemål after the Guardianship Act section 7,

3) neither have declared bankruptcy or is bankrupt,

4) does not have significant overdue debts to the public, which shall mean amounts in the range of DKK 50,000 or more,

5) does not have a drinking licence that applies to the place which the authorization to dismantle public gambling in tournament form to apply to,

6) not have been convicted of criminal offence, justifying the nearby danger for abuse of access to phase out public gambling in tournament form, and

7) is not otherwise have exhibited such behavior, that there are grounds for believing that the person concerned will not dismantle public gambling in tournament form in complete safety way.

§ 8. Authorization to dismantle public gambling in tournament shape can also be granted to companies or associations (legal persons) which satisfies the conditions laid down in § 7, nr. 3-7.

(2). It is a condition of the authorization in accordance with paragraph 1, that the Director and Board members of the company concerned or the relevant Association Board members, including the President, meets the conditions of § 7. It is also a condition of the authorization in accordance with paragraph 1, that the company in question other employees or association members and employees meets the conditions of § 7, nr. 5.

(3). Joins new members in managerial or Board of Directors of a company or an association which has authorization to dismantle public gambling in tournament form, company or association before 1 month then notify this to the supervisory authority. The supervisory authority shall decide whether the authorization should be revoked.

§ 9. An authorization to dismantle public gambling in tournament form lapse if the holder of the authorization dies, ceases to exist or ceases to fulfil the conditions laid down in § 7, nr. 2 or 3.

(2). Notwithstanding paragraph 1, the holder's estate or the spouse who is sitting in the undivided bo, an authorization to the holder, who has declared a suspension of payments, bankruptcy or a guardian of the holder of an authorization to the holder, who is under guardianship after the Guardianship Act sections 5 or 7, continue to dismantle public gambling in tournament form, which under section 13, paragraph 1, are given notification, in the event of notification thereof to the supervisory authority within 14 days after the death , notification of cessation of payments, bankruptcy or guardian has been given the Decree the goal's implementation. Access to it is only valid for 6 months after the event that caused its cancellation.

§ 10. The supervisory authority may revoke an authorization to dismantle public gambling in tournament form, if the holder of the authorization

1) has substantial overdue debts to the public, meaning sums amounting to 100,000 USD or more,

2) achieves a drinking licence that applies to the place which the authorization to dismantle public gambling in tournament form applies to,

3) has been convicted of the offence, justifying the nearby danger for abuse of access to phase out public gambling in tournament form, or

4) have exhibited such behavior, that there are grounds for believing that the person concerned will not dismantle public gambling in tournament form in complete safety way.

(2). The supervisory authority may also revoke an authorization to dismantle public games of chance, if an employee of a company or an association, or a member of an association that has the relevant appropriation, achieves a drinking licence that applies to the place which the authorization to dismantle public gambling in tournament form applies.

§ 11. The Minister may lay down rules on payment for processing of applications for authorization to dismantle public gambling in tournament form.

Chapter 4

Dismantling of public gambling in tournament form

§ 12. A public hasardspils tournament should be phased out under the direction of a person, a company or an Association (the responsible approving authority), who must have authorization to dismantle public gambling in tournament form at the place where the public hasardspils tournament is executed, see. sections 6-8.

(2). It is the responsibility of the responsible holder to ensure that the public hasardspils tournament is carried out lawfully.

§ 13. The holder must inform the responsible supervisory authority about the time of the planned public hasardspils tournaments.

(2). Notification in accordance with paragraph 1 shall be communicated, not later than 14 days prior to the public hasardspils tournament begins.

§ 14. The responsible holder shall, before being given the option of signing up for the public hasardspils tournament, have drawn up a statement of the rules of the game and the calculation of prize sums by the public hasardspils tournament.

(2). Statement shall be communicated to those who request it.

§ 15. The responsible holder shall upon registration record players ' names, addresses and birth dates.

(2). Before the game in the public hasardspils tournament starts, the responsible approving authority check the present players ' identity and ensure that no one who is not enrolled, participating in the game.

(3). All present must on request from the competent supervisory authority or authorised to supply proof of identity.

§ 16. The responsible approving authority or, in the case of a company or an association, a representative for it must be present at the place where the public hasardspils tournament takes place, so long as the game is played.

(2). The responsible approving authority or, in the case of a company or an association, the representative therefor shall not deal with anything other than the dismantling of the public hasardspils tournament, as long as the game is played, and are not allowed to participate as a player in the public hasardspils tournament.

§ 17. As payment for participation in a public hasardspils tournament levied one total amount from each of the participating players. This amount must not exceed 300 USD for a single public hasardspils tournament.

(2). There must not, in the context of a public hasardspils tournament charged other amounts of the participating players other than that referred to in paragraph 1.

(3). The amount referred to in paragraph 1, shall be paid no later than the day before the public hasardspils tournament begins.

§ 18. The players ' payments for participation in a public hasardspils tournament constitutes Tournament pool. There may not be the subject of other funds in the tournament pool than players ' payments for participation.

(2). Tournament pool for a single public hasardspils tournament may not exceed 15,000 DKK, see. However, paragraph 3.

(3). Notwithstanding paragraph 2, the supervisory authority in exceptional cases grant permission for the tournament pot exceeds 15,000 DKK such authorisation must, however, be communicated to at most twice a year for each authorization to dismantle public gambling in tournament form.


§ 19. Funds in the tournament pool may only be used for prizes, see. However, paragraph 3.

(2). The total gain for a single player in a public hasardspils tournament may not exceed half of the tournament pool.

(3). Notwithstanding paragraph 1, there shall be provided not more than a quarter of the tournament the pot to cover the immediate costs in connection with the liquidation of the public hasardspils tournament. There must not, however, by the tournament pool shall be provided remuneration etc. to the relevant holder.

§ 20. All payments to and from the tournament the pot must be transferred between accounts in banks or credit institutions referred to in article 6. However, paragraphs 2 and 3.

(2). Payments to cover the immediate costs in connection with the liquidation of the public hasardspils tournament can be made in cash.

(3). The supervisory authority may authorize payments to and from the tournament pot is done in any way other than according to the rules laid down in paragraphs 1 and 2.

§ 21. The responsible holder must, within 2 months after the public hasardspils tournament is completed, draw up a financial statement for the public hasardspils tournament.

(2). In the accounts to each payment to and from tournament pot be documented, indicating the amount and date of payment. By account transfer, it must be recorded in the accounts, the account that is transferred to or from. If made in cash, which the company ensured annex, which documents payment.

(3). In connection with the accounts must be stored information about all participating players ' names, addresses and birth dates.

(4). Records shall also be kept in connection with the explanation of the rules of the game and the prize amounts as referred to in section 14.

§ 22. The responsible licensee must keep the records and the information referred to in section 21, in the 5 years after the public hasardspils tournament is completed, after which the responsible approving authority within a reasonable time to make deletion of information.

Chapter 5

Supervision and control

§ 23. The supervisory authority has, if deemed necessary, at any time against proper identification without court order access to the premises in which a public hasardspils tournament takes place, or which is used by the holder or his assistants in connection with the liquidation of the public hasardspils tournament.

§ 24. The supervisory authority may require all the information about a hasardspils tournament, the public officer holder, his assistants and the participating players needed to oversee that the law is respected.

§ 25. The Minister of Justice may, after negotiation with the concerned minister to empower a government agency under this minister to exercise the powers conferred on the regulatory authority by law.

Chapter 6

Penal provision

section 26. Unless a higher penalty is inflicted upon the rest of the legislation, is punishable by a fine anyone who intentionally or grossly negligently responsible holder executes public gambling in tournament form, without ensuring that the provisions of sections 2-5 and 12-14, § 15 (1) and (2), sections 16 and 17, § 18, paragraphs 1 and 2, article 19, article 20, paragraph 1, and sections 21 and 22 are complied with.

(2). Anyone who fails to produce proof of identification as prescribed by section 15, paragraph 3, be punished by a fine.

(3). Unless a higher penalty is inflicted upon the rest of the legislation, is punishable by a fine anyone who intentionally or grossly negligently shall give false or misleading information or conceals information, which the person concerned under section 24 is committed to providing, or intentionally or grossly negligently shall give false or misleading information or conceals information in connection with the application for authorization in accordance with this law.

(4). In regulations issued under the law, can be fixed penalty of fine for anyone who intentionally or grossly negligently violates the provisions of the legislation.

(5). That can be imposed on companies, etc. (legal persons) criminal liability in accordance with the provisions of the criminal code 5. Chapter.

Chapter 7

The Act's entry into force, etc.

§ 27. The law shall enter into force on the 1. January 2010.

section 28. The law does not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
Given at Marselisborg Palace, 27. December 2009 Under Our Royal hand and Seal MARGRETHE r./Brian Mikkelsen