Microgaming expands Denmark presence

Microgaming has launched an online casino on behalf of the gaming arm of famous Copenhagen amusement park Tivoli Gardens.

TivoliCasino.dk has gone live in the recently regulated Danish market on the Isle of Man-based provider’s QuickFire Flash-based platform. Tivoli, which holds the second ever land-based casino licence issued in Denmark, recently won a licence for operating online in Denmark.

QuickFire spokesman Ashley Sandyford-Sykes said the company was “thrilled” that TivoliCasino.dk had picked QuickFire for its launch into the Danish online market.

Tivoli Casino’s head of gaming, Lars Dam-Johnsen, added: “QuickFire was the natural choice for an operator entering the recently regulated Danish market like ourselves.”

Microgaming announced recently that it was powering around a quarter of the online and poker and casino licences in the newly regulated Denmark online gaming market, including Ladbrokes and Unibet.

The legal Danish online gaming market opened for business on 1 January 2012, when the first licences were handed out to operators. The market has been heralded by the online gambling industry as a model for other soon-to-regulate markets in Europe due to its decision to open all the major products and games to competition – with the exception of bingo and horse race betting – and to levy a flat 20% gross profit tax rate.

However, the Danish Gambling Authority in June blacklisted and ordered the blocking of 12 websites targeting the country’s online gambling market without a local licence, including Microgaming-powered poker room Cool Hand Poker.

Casino Choice journalist

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