About Danish Online Gambling Association (DOGA)
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.
Key Issues Covered are
- Sports betting issues
- Social Responsibility
- Crime Issues
Online gambling is the fastest growing sector of the gambling industry. It is a huge business and one of the internet's greatest commercial success stories. Against that background the DOGA is committed to promoting a well-regulated and non-discriminatory Danish environment for responsible licensed operators. In doing so it shares the objectives of the Danish Act which are
- to maintain the consumption of gambling (gaming for money) at a moderate level;
- to protect young people and other vulnerable people from being exploited through gaming or developing a gaming addiction;
- to protect players by ensuring that games are provided in a fair, responsible and transparent way and
- to ensure that public order is maintained and to prevent games from supporting crime.
What are DOGA's Key Aims?
In representing its members' interests, the DOGA's aims include;
- Encouraging high standards of probity, integrity and social responsibility within the industry;
- Working with the Danish regulator and legislators to continue to develop the regime for the industry to operate within
- Offering a central source of information and expertise for those seeking to understand the industry;
- Providing a forum for the industry to share knowledge, to agree policies, to share resources and to adopt strategic responses to common challenges.
What about consumers?
Gambling is a legitimate leisure activity that provides harmless entertainment for the vast majority of its consumers, who should be given the option to choose from a wide range of licensed, reputable and responsible Danish-licensed operators. Appropriate levels of licensing and regulation can address all of the potential risks associated with gambling - both online and offline - irrespective of whether it is provided by state or private sector operators.