Betting

Betting are games where the participants try to predict the result of an event. Not only betting on sporting events are covered by the term. A wager on who becomes the next prime minister is also considered betting. 
Betting is only covered by the Gambling Act if the participants 

  • Pay a stake (money or similar)
  • Through the payment have a chance of winning a prize (all kinds of prizes) 

Betting with stakes and prizes must only be provided with a licence issued by the Danish Gambling Authority. 
 

How to obtain a licence

You can apply to the Danish Gambling Authority for a licence. A licence for betting covers both online and land-based sales of betting products and is valid for up to five years. You must use the application no. 2-01, Annex A (no. 2-02), Annex B (no. 2-03), and if necessary Annex C (no. 2-04).  

The application fee is DKK 279.500 (in 2019) and must be paid upon submission of your publication at the latest. If you are applying for a combined licence from to provide both betting and online casino, you must pay a total application fee of DKK 391.300 (in 2019). 

The fee for submitting an application for a restricted revenue licence, with a fixed term of 1 year and a gross gaming revenue (the amount wagered minus the winnings returned to players) of DKK 1 million, is DKK 55.900 (in 2019).

Checklist to 2-02

Annex A - personal declaration

Checklist to 2-04

Annex C - representative approval

Form 2-01

Application for licence to provide betting and/or online casino

Form 2-02

Personal declaration Annex A

Form 2-03

Information about gambling supply Annex B

Form 2-04

Declaration from representative if the representative is a company, Annex C

Form 1-01

Application for income-restricted or turnover-restricted licence

Form 1-03

Report about supply of gambling for income-restricted or turnover-restricted licence

Restricted revenue licences

The fee for submitting an application for a restricted revenue licence, with a fixed term of 1 year and a gross gaming revenue (the amount wagered minus the winnings returned to players) of DKK 1 million, is DKK 55.900 (in 2019). You must use form no. 1-01 and no. 2-02. 

When you have provided gambling for a year, you must fill in form no. 1-03. 

Form 1-01

Application for income-restricted or turnover-restricted licence

Form 2-02

Personal declaration Annex A

Form 1-03

Report about supply of gambling for income-restricted or turnover-restricted licence

Approval as a manager

Danske Lotteri Spil A/S is the only licenced provider of betting on:
•    Results on lotteries 
•    Other randomly generated events except for land-based betting on the outcome of electronically simulated sporting events
If you are a manager of a shop selling betting products from Danske Lotteri Spil A/S or others who have a licence to provide land-based betting, you must be approved as a manager. Use form no. 8-01 to apply  for approval as a manager. 
Organisers of local pool betting on dog races etc. can obtain a licence to provide betting on the race track where the race takes place. Use application form no. 4-01 to  apply for a licence. 
For more information, please read the guidelines  or contact the Danish Gambling Authority. 

Form 8-01

Application as manager or staff

Form 8-02

Application as manager and staff in Greenlandic

Aqutsisutut aamma sulisutut qinnuteqarfissaq

 

 

Local pool betting

Checklist to 4-01

Application for local pool betting

Form 4-01

Application for licence to hold local pool betting in Denmark and Greenland

Organisers of local pool betting on dog races etc. can obtain a licence to provide betting on the race track where the race takes place. Use application form no. 4-01 to  apply for a licence. 
For more information, please read the guidelines  or contact the Danish Gambling Authority. 

General technical requirements

To obtain a licence to provide betting in Denmark, it is required that the gambling provider gives the Danish Gambling Authority access to a data warehouse (SAFE) to which the gambling provider continuously transfers and saves gambling data by use of the security system Tamper Token. 

Moreover, it is required that the gambling provider controls the presence of any player in ROFUS (the register of self-excluded persons).

These documents provide you with the requirements for the technical configuration. 

ROFUS
  • XSD schemes for ROFUS service calls at registration and login.
  • Example of the service call GamblerCheck in java- and .net versions.
  • XSD schemes for ROFUS service call regarding ”No thank you to gambling commercials”.
Technical requirements - online casino and betting

Description of the Danish Gambling Authority’s requirements regarding SAFE, TamperToken, ROFUS and notification obligations

TamperToken
  • XSD schemes for TamperToken service calls.
  • Example of zip file with fixed odds transactions in XML format.
Guidance on reporting of games

Detailed description of requirements regarding reporting of game data e.g. reporting frequency, data content and error handling etc.

XSD - betting
  • XSD schemes for standard records, used for reporting of game data
  • Tool for validating XML files

19-01-03

Certification programme

Certificate program documents

Spillemyndigheden’s certification programme is set out to ensure that the gambling system and gambling equipment executes games in a correct way and that the security surrounding the gambling system is maintained. Spillemyndigheden’s certification programme supplements the gambling regulation, individual licence terms and the administrative practice set out by Spillemyndigheden.

The licence holder must be certified at all times in accordance with those parts of the certification programme which apply to their specific offer of gambling products.

For each type of game there is a set of testing standards and a set of inspection standards, which apply for the game type in question. Furthermore, five documents apply across all types, except for land-based casino where it is only the general requirements and test- and inspection standards which apply. Each document sets out minimum requirements for the arrangement of the gambling system, business processes, and business systems of the licence holder.

AllOnline casinosBettingLand-based bettingLand-based casinosLottery - monopolies
All files
All documents for online casino
For all categories
General requirements
SCP.00.00.EN

The general framework for certification of licence holders and the general conditions

Only for Online casinos
Testing standards for online casino
SCP.01.03.EN.1.1
Only for Online casinos
Inspection standards for online casino
SCP.02.03.EN.1.1
For all categories
Information Security Management System
SCP.03.00.EN

Ensuring that the licence holder's gambling system and business system are protected against threats and secure sensitive information stored in the systems.

For all categories
Guidelines for Penetration Testing
SCP.04.00.EN

Ensuring that the licence holder's gambling system and business system are tested for vulnerabilities.

For all categories
Guidelines for vulnerability scanning
SCP.05.00.EN

Ensuring that the licence holder's gambling system and business system are scanned for vulnerabilities

For all categories
Change Management Programme
SCP.06.00.EN

Ensuring that all changes to the gambling system are conducted to this set of standards, hereby seeking an adequate quality for the implementation of changes.

All files
All documents for online betting
For all categories
General requirements
SCP.00.00.EN

The general framework for certification of licence holders and the general conditions

Only for Betting
Testing standards for online betting
SCP.01.01.EN.1.2
Only for Betting
Inspection standards for online betting
SCP.02.01.EN.1.2
For all categories
Information Security Management System
SCP.03.00.EN

Ensuring that the licence holder's gambling system and business system are protected against threats and secure sensitive information stored in the systems.

For all categories
Guidelines for Penetration Testing
SCP.04.00.EN

Ensuring that the licence holder's gambling system and business system are tested for vulnerabilities.

For all categories
Guidelines for vulnerability scanning
SCP.05.00.EN

Ensuring that the licence holder's gambling system and business system are scanned for vulnerabilities

For all categories
Change Management Programme
SCP.06.00.EN

Ensuring that all changes to the gambling system are conducted to this set of standards, hereby seeking an adequate quality for the implementation of changes.

All files
All documents for land-based betting
For all categories
General requirements
SCP.00.00.EN

The general framework for certification of licence holders and the general conditions

Only for Land-based betting
Testing standards for land-based betting
SCP.01.02.EN.1.2
Only for Land-based betting
Inspection standards for land-based betting
SCP.02.02.EN.1.2
For all categories
Information Security Management System
SCP.03.00.EN

Ensuring that the licence holder's gambling system and business system are protected against threats and secure sensitive information stored in the systems.

For all categories
Guidelines for Penetration Testing
SCP.04.00.EN

Ensuring that the licence holder's gambling system and business system are tested for vulnerabilities.

For all categories
Guidelines for vulnerability scanning
SCP.05.00.EN

Ensuring that the licence holder's gambling system and business system are scanned for vulnerabilities

For all categories
Change Management Programme
SCP.06.00.EN

Ensuring that all changes to the gambling system are conducted to this set of standards, hereby seeking an adequate quality for the implementation of changes.

For landbaseret kasino er det udelukkende de generelle krav samt test- og inspektionsstandarder der er gældende. Spillemyndigheden foreslår dog at dokumentet "Program for styring af systemændringer", kan anvendes og lægges til grund for fornyelse af certificeringer, men det er ikke et krav...
All files
All documents for land-based casino
For all categories
General requirements
SCP.00.00.EN

The general framework for certification of licence holders and the general conditions

Only for Land-based casinos
Testing standards for land-based casino
SCP.01.05.EN.1.0
Only for Land-based casinos
Inspection standards for land-based casino
SCP.02.05.EN.1.0
For all categories
Information Security Management System
SCP.03.00.EN

Ensuring that the licence holder's gambling system and business system are protected against threats and secure sensitive information stored in the systems.

For all categories
Guidelines for Penetration Testing
SCP.04.00.EN

Ensuring that the licence holder's gambling system and business system are tested for vulnerabilities.

For all categories
Guidelines for vulnerability scanning
SCP.05.00.EN

Ensuring that the licence holder's gambling system and business system are scanned for vulnerabilities

For all categories
Change Management Programme
SCP.06.00.EN

Ensuring that all changes to the gambling system are conducted to this set of standards, hereby seeking an adequate quality for the implementation of changes.

All files
All documents for lotteries
For all categories
General requirements
SCP.00.00.EN

The general framework for certification of licence holders and the general conditions

Only for Lottery - monopolies
Testing standards for lotteries
SCP.01.06.EN.1.1
Only for Lottery - monopolies
Inspection standards for lotteries
SCP.02.06.EN.1.1
For all categories
Information Security Management System
SCP.03.00.EN

Ensuring that the licence holder's gambling system and business system are protected against threats and secure sensitive information stored in the systems.

For all categories
Guidelines for Penetration Testing
SCP.04.00.EN

Ensuring that the licence holder's gambling system and business system are tested for vulnerabilities.

For all categories
Guidelines for vulnerability scanning
SCP.05.00.EN

Ensuring that the licence holder's gambling system and business system are scanned for vulnerabilities

For all categories
Change Management Programme
SCP.06.00.EN

Ensuring that all changes to the gambling system are conducted to this set of standards, hereby seeking an adequate quality for the implementation of changes.

All files
All documents for land-based betting
All files
All documents for land-based casino
All files
All documents for lotteries
All files
All documents for online casino
All files
All documents for online betting
For all categories
General requirements
SCP.00.00.EN

The general framework for certification of licence holders and the general conditions

Only for Lottery - monopolies
Testing standards for lotteries
SCP.01.06.EN.1.1
Only for Land-based casinos
Testing standards for land-based casino
SCP.01.05.EN.1.0
Only for Betting
Testing standards for online betting
SCP.01.01.EN.1.2
Only for Online casinos
Testing standards for online casino
SCP.01.03.EN.1.1
Only for Land-based betting
Testing standards for land-based betting
SCP.01.02.EN.1.2
Only for Land-based betting
Inspection standards for land-based betting
SCP.02.02.EN.1.2
Only for Lottery - monopolies
Inspection standards for lotteries
SCP.02.06.EN.1.1
Only for Land-based casinos
Inspection standards for land-based casino
SCP.02.05.EN.1.0
Only for Betting
Inspection standards for online betting
SCP.02.01.EN.1.2
Only for Online casinos
Inspection standards for online casino
SCP.02.03.EN.1.1
For all categories
Information Security Management System
SCP.03.00.EN

Ensuring that the licence holder's gambling system and business system are protected against threats and secure sensitive information stored in the systems.

For all categories
Guidelines for Penetration Testing
SCP.04.00.EN

Ensuring that the licence holder's gambling system and business system are tested for vulnerabilities.

For all categories
Guidelines for vulnerability scanning
SCP.05.00.EN

Ensuring that the licence holder's gambling system and business system are scanned for vulnerabilities

For all categories
Change Management Programme
SCP.06.00.EN

Ensuring that all changes to the gambling system are conducted to this set of standards, hereby seeking an adequate quality for the implementation of changes.

Standard reports

For every document there is a standard report with the document code: SCP.XX.XX.EN you must use when reporting to the Danish Gambling Authority on certification. The document code for standard reports use the same system as the documents of the certification programme.

Standard reports for 01 online betting
Standard reports for 02 land-based betting

When you have obtained a licence

If you have a licence to provide betting (except local pool betting) you must pay a fee depending on the gross gaming revenue for the calendar year. The fee is paid to the Danish Gambling Authority. 

Overview of fees on betting and online casino

If there are changes to the licence e.g. new members of the management or board, a new representative or one of the responsible professionals, the Danish Gambling Authority must be notified. You must use form no. 2-07. 

The Danish Gambling Authority publishes a list of licence holders to provide betting and online casino. Furthermore, a list of licence holders with a licence to provide local pool betting in Denmark is published.

Providers of betting and online casino with a licence in Denmark must ensure that 

  • All terms and conditions in connection with the marketing of a bonus is disclosed in a clear and transparent way directly alongside the actual offer
  • A player must have at least 60 days to meet these terms and conditions 
  • Bonus offers must not be offered to individual players on terms that differ from offers given to offers given to other players
Form 2-07

Modifications of the licence to provide betting and/or online casino

Form 2-06

Application for renewal of licence to provide betting and/or online casino

Remember

Registration and payment of gambling duty. 

Gambling providers must register with the Danish Business Authority by using the registration form no. 29.063, which is available on the Danish Tax Agency’s website.

If you have any questions to the registration or payment of gambling duty please contact the Danish Tax Agency at tel. no. +45 72 22 18 18.

Form 29.063

Registration - Gambling duty - except duty on gaming machines

 

Report about the supply of gambling 

Form 2-05 - Report about supply of gambling

Information about licence holder and approved company

No later than 14 months after a licence for betting has been put to use  the licencee must submit a report about the supply of gambling to the Danish Gambling Authority. Below you will find a list of approved enterprises that are approved to complete the report about the supply of gambling. You can also read more about the report in Information 14.  

Approved enterprises

Information about digital signature

Gambling providers who want to obtain a licence to online casino or betting with effect from 1 January 2012 or later must integrate a digital signature according to OCES or higher standard in order to prepare their gaming system.

Today, there is only one supplier of digital signature in Denmark who complies with the requirements in OCES. That is NemID which is provided by Nets Danid.

The Danish Gambling Authority refers to:

Nets Danid A/S
Lautrupbjerg 10
2750 Ballerup

Information about Nets

Information about NemID

Nets support

Guidelines

The Danish Gambling Authority's legal guideline

The legislation on all gambling categories

Guideline for managers of shops

Guideline to managers of shops that sell betting and lottery

Guideline to report about supply of gambling

Guideline to preparation of report on supply of gambling 

Guideline on registration of a company in order to pay gambling duties

Guideline for foreign gambling operators on obligations to the Danish Ministry of Taxation

Laws and Executive Orders

 

The Danish Act on Gambling - Cosolidation Act No. 1494
Af 06 Dec 2016

The Act covers all games except poker tournaments

Executive Order no. 65 on land-based betting
Af 25 Jan 2012

About land-based betting

 

Executive Order no. 66 on supply of online betting
Af 25 Jan 2012

About supply of online betting

Executive Order no. 155 on submission of notifications to SØIK
Af 10 Feb 2014

The executive order is a historical document about submissions of notifications to the State Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime

Executive Order no. 180 on submission of notifications to SØIK
Af 22 Feb 2016

The executive order is a historical document about submission of notifications etc. to the State Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime for land-based and online casinos

Law No. 651 - Act on Money Laundering
Af 08 Jun 2017

About preventive measures against money laundering and financing of terrorism

Executive Order no. 727 on partial exception of certain games from the Act on Money Laundering
Af 09 Jun 2017

About exceptions from the Act on Money laundering of certain types of games

Executive Order no. 749 on repeal of Executive Order
Af 09 Jun 2017

The executive order is a repeal of a previous executive order about submission of notifications to SØIK for land-based and online casinos

List of licence holders

See the list of licence holders

List of licence holders with a licence to local pool betting

Licencees with a licence to provide local pool betting in Denmark:

Horse racing on racing track

Asaa Borgerforening, Festpladsen, Vodbindervej 25, 9340 Asaa

Pandrup Væddemål, Bredgade 39A, 9490 Pandrup

Dog racing on racing track

Kallerup Væddeløbs Forening, Kallerupbanen, Kallerupvej, 2640 Hedehusene

Midtjysk Greyhound Stadion, Busbjergvej 54 C, 8850 Bjerringbro

Gudenådalens Greyhound Klub, Ejstrup Møllevej 22, 8990 Fårup

Pigeon racing

Ringkøbing Brevdueforening, Brevduebanen, Torvet, 6950 Ringkøbing

Cycling race on track

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