Gambling in Greenland

In Greenland, the supervision of gambling is divided between several authorities.

The Danish Gambling Authority supervises the supply of:

  • Online casino
  • Land-based betting
  • Online betting
  • Lottery

Please notice that the liberalisation of online bingo and betting on horse, dog, and pigeon racing does not apply to Greenland.

The police in Greenland issues licences to and supervises gaming machines and charity lotteries. 

Laws and Executive Orders

See historical versions of the legislation

Notice: There may have been made later changes to the acts/executive orders. Please confer with the Danish legal text in order to ensure that you have the latest version of the acts. You are always welcome to contact the Danish Gambling Authority in case of doubt.

The English versions of the acts and executive orders are unofficial translations. In case of any discrepancy between the original Danish text and the English translations of the acts and executive orders, the Danish text shall prevail.

Executive Order no. 336
Of 07 Apr 2016

On law on certain games in Greenland

This law exclusively applies to certain games in Greenland

Only available in Danish

Executive Order no. 65
Of 25 Jan 2012

On land-based betting


Executive Order no. 66
Of 25 Jan 2012

On online betting

Executive Order no. 773
Of 09 Jun 2017

On online casino

Only available in Danish

Executive Order no. 1121
Of 01 Dec 2011

On the Danish Gambling Authority

Only available in Danish

Executive Order no. 1304
Of 15 Dec 2011

On reimbursement rates for certain games

Decree no. 812
Of 16 Aug 2019

On the entry into force of the Act on preventive measures against money laundering and financing of terrorism (the Anti-Money Laundring Act) for Greenland 

Only available in Danish

Language requirements regarding information in Grenlandic

Licence holders providing gambling activities in Greenland must ensure that certain information is available to players in Greenlandic.

It follows from the requirement that all information, which the operator is obliged to make available in Danish, must also be made available in Greenlandic. However, the Danish Gambling Authority has at the moment decided to make an exemption, thus only information of lasting character (unlike information that changes continuously) must be made available in Greenlandic.

Read more about the language requirements in Newsletter no. 15.






Form 8-02

Application as manager and staff in Greenlandic

Aqutsisutut aamma sulisutut qinnuteqarfissaq

If you are a manager of a shop selling gambling products from the monopolies, you must be approved by the Danish Gambling Authority. You apply for an approval as a manager by using form no. 8-02. Read more about the monopolies under Lottery - monopolies. 

Go to Lottery - monopolies

If you wish to apply for a restricted revenue licence to online casino or betting, you must use the same forms as are used to apply for a licence to supply gambling in Denmark. You can more about the application process and find the relevant forms under each gambling category in the menu. 

Go to Online casino 

Go to Betting

Licence to supply gambling in Greenland

You will find Danske Lotteri Spil A/S's licence below. 

Licence to provide lottery and betting on horse and dog racing

For Danske Lotteri Spil A/S in Greenland