The Danish Gambling Authority has issued online gaming licences to 38 operators covering an initial 190 domains in the first wave of licensing ahead of market liberalisation on January 1st 2012.

The initial licensing round sees nine Denmark-based companies enter the market, four from Gibraltar, 20 from Malta, four from England and one from the Isle of Man.

“From January the gambling market will be orderly and we will ensure that holders of a betting and online casino licence to operate on the Danish market also contribute to the society,” said Thor Möger Pedersen, Denmark’s tax minister. “Danes as well as the many associations supported by the gambling market can be joyful.”

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