Land-based casinos

A land-based casino is a physical casino with a licence to provide roulette, poker, baccarat, punto banco, black jack, and gambling on gaming machines.

Today, there are seven casinos with licence to operate land-based casinos in Denmark. On this page, you can find a list of the casinos with a licence. 

How to obtain a licence

Form 8-01

Application as manager or staff

At the moment, it is not possible to apply for a licence to operate a casino in Denmark. 

When one of the current licences becomes available, it will be put out to tender publically. Moreover, the government can decide to permit further licences to the establishment of casinos.

Public procurement of an available licence will be published in the press, after which it is possible to apply for a licence to the Danish Gambling Authority. 

The Danish Gambling Authority must authorise managers and employees of a casino.  For the authorisation as manager/employee you need form no. 8-01. 

General technical requirements

Use this zip file to document that you meet the technical requirements.

Casino gaming machines
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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 casinosBettingLandbaseret væddemålLandbased casinos
Certificeringsprogrammet til online kasino udmærker sig ved at ...
Samlet pakke
All documents for online casino
For alle spil
Generelle krav
SCP.00.00.DK.1.1

Den generelle ramme for certificeringen af tilladelsesindehavere, samt de generelle forudsætninger.

Kun til Online casinos
Teststandarder for onlinekasino
SCP.01.03.DK.1.1
Kun til Online casinos
Inspektionsstandarder for onlinekasino
SCP.02.03.DK.1.1
For alle spil
Ledelsessystem for informationssikkerhed
SCP.03.00.DK.1.1

Sikring, at tilladelsesindehavers spilsystem og forretningssystem beskyttes mod eventuelle trusler samt sikre de følsomme oplysninger systemerne indeholder.

For alle spil
Guidelines for Penetration Testing
SCP.04.00.EN.1.1

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

For alle spil
Retningslinjer for sårbarhedsscanning
SCP.05.00.DK.1.1

Sikring, at tilladelsesindehavers spilsystem og forretningssystemer scannes med henblik på at afdække eventuelle svagheder i systemerne.

For alle spil
Program for styring af systemændringer
SCP.06.00.DK.1.1

Sikring, at alle ændringer, der skal foretages i spilsystemet håndteres efter disse standarder for herigennem at sikre kvalitetsniveauet for implementeringen af ændringer.

Samlet pakke
All documents for online betting
For alle spil
Generelle krav
SCP.00.00.DK.1.1

Den generelle ramme for certificeringen af tilladelsesindehavere, samt de generelle forudsætninger.

Kun til Betting
Teststandarder for online væddemål
SCP.01.01.DK.1.2
Kun til Betting
Inspektionsstandarder for online væddemål
SCP.02.01.DK.1.2
For alle spil
Ledelsessystem for informationssikkerhed
SCP.03.00.DK.1.1

Sikring, at tilladelsesindehavers spilsystem og forretningssystem beskyttes mod eventuelle trusler samt sikre de følsomme oplysninger systemerne indeholder.

For alle spil
Guidelines for Penetration Testing
SCP.04.00.EN.1.1

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

For alle spil
Retningslinjer for sårbarhedsscanning
SCP.05.00.DK.1.1

Sikring, at tilladelsesindehavers spilsystem og forretningssystemer scannes med henblik på at afdække eventuelle svagheder i systemerne.

For alle spil
Program for styring af systemændringer
SCP.06.00.DK.1.1

Sikring, at alle ændringer, der skal foretages i spilsystemet håndteres efter disse standarder for herigennem at sikre kvalitetsniveauet for implementeringen af ændringer.

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.
Samlet pakke
Samtlige dokumenter til Landbaseret kasino
For alle spil
Generelle krav
SCP.00.00.DK.1.1

Den generelle ramme for certificeringen af tilladelsesindehavere, samt de generelle forudsætninger.

Kun til Landbased casinos
Teststandarder for landbaseret kasino
SCP.01.05.DK.1.0
Kun til Landbased casinos
Inspection standards for land-based casino
SCP.02.05.EN.1.0
For alle spil
Ledelsessystem for informationssikkerhed
SCP.03.00.DK.1.1

Sikring, at tilladelsesindehavers spilsystem og forretningssystem beskyttes mod eventuelle trusler samt sikre de følsomme oplysninger systemerne indeholder.

For alle spil
Retningslinjer for indtrængningsefterprøvning
SCP.04.00.DK.1.1

Sikring, at tilladelsesindehavers spilsystem og forretningssystemer testes med henblik på at afdække eventuelle svagheder i systemerne.

For alle spil
Retningslinjer for sårbarhedsscanning
SCP.05.00.DK.1.1

Sikring, at tilladelsesindehavers spilsystem og forretningssystemer scannes med henblik på at afdække eventuelle svagheder i systemerne.

For alle spil
Change Management Programme
SCP.06.00.DK.1.1

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.

Samlet pakke
Samtlige dokumenter til Landbaseret kasino
Samlet pakke
Samtlige dokumenter til Lotteri
Samlet pakke
Samtlige dokumenter til Onlinekasino
Samlet pakke
Samtlige dokumenter til Onlinevæddemål
For alle spil
Generelle krav
SCP.00.00.DK.1.1

Den generelle ramme for certificeringen af tilladelsesindehavere, samt de generelle forudsætninger.

Kun til Lottery
Teststandarder for lotterier
SCP.01.06.DK.1.1
Kun til Online casinos
Teststandarder for onlinekasino
SCP.01.03.DK.1.1
Kun til Betting
Teststandarder for online væddemål
SCP.01.01.DK.1.2
Kun til Landbased casinos
Teststandarder for landbaseret kasino
SCP.01.05.DK.1.0
Kun til Lottery
Inspektionsstandarder for lotterier
SCP.02.06.DK.1.1
Kun til Online casinos
Inspektionsstandarder for onlinekasino
SCP.02.03.DK.1.1
Kun til Betting
Inspektionsstandarder for online væddemål
SCP.02.01.DK.1.2
Kun til Landbased casinos
Inspektionsstandarder for landbaseret kasino
SCP.02.05.DK.1.0
For alle spil
Ledelsessystem for informationssikkerhed
SCP.03.00.DK.1.1

Sikring, at tilladelsesindehavers spilsystem og forretningssystem beskyttes mod eventuelle trusler samt sikre de følsomme oplysninger systemerne indeholder.

For alle spil
Guidelines for Penetration Testing
SCP.04.00.EN.1.1

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

For alle spil
Retningslinjer for sårbarhedsscanning
SCP.05.00.DK.1.1

Sikring, at tilladelsesindehavers spilsystem og forretningssystemer scannes med henblik på at afdække eventuelle svagheder i systemerne.

For alle spil
Change Management Programme
SCP.06.00.DK.1.1

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.

When you have obtained a licence 

A licence is valid for 10 years. 

Gaming machines in land-based casinos must like other gaming machines be approved by an accredited institute and be connected to the control system at the Danish Gambling Authority. The approval is valid for five years. You will find a list of accredited institutes further below. 

The Danish Gambling Authority supervises that the casinos are operated in a responsible manner. One of the ways in which we may conduct the supervision, is to have a supervisor from the Danish Gambling Authority be present during some of the opening hours of the casino. 

Fee on land-based casino 

Licence holders must pay an annual fee, which is calculated on the basis of the gross gaming revenue in the calendar year. New licence holders must pay the fee no later than one month after the licence has become effective.  

At the turn of the year, existing licence holders will receive an invoice from the Danish Gambling Authority with the charge of a prepaid fee for the calendar year and possible adjustment of the prepaid fee for the previous year. The gross gaming revenue for the previous year and the coming year is calculated by the Danish Gambling Authority and placed within the intervals below. Subsequently, we will calculate the fee you must pay. The invoice must be paid no later than a month after the date of collection. 

Gebyrtrapperne for landbaseret kasino

The annual fees are adjusted according to section 20 in the Act on Income Tax. 

Form 2-02

Personal declaration Annex A

Form 2-07

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

Form 8-01

Application as manager or staff

Legislation and information

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

The Act covers all games except poker tournaments

Executive order no. 772 - land-based casinos
Af 09 Jun 2017

About land-based casinos

Executive order no. 180 - 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 - exception 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 - 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

Executive order no. 155 - 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

List of licence holders

Helsingør:
Casino Marienlyst
Ndr. Strandvej 2
3000 Helsingør

Copenhagen:
Casino Copenhagen
Amager Boulevard 70
2300 København S

Odense:
Casino Odense
Claus Bergs Gade 7
5000 Odense

Vejle:
Casino Munkebjerg Vejle
Munkebjergvej 125
7100 Vejle

Aalborg:
Casino Aalborg
Ved Stranden 16
9000  Aalborg

Aarhus:
Royal Casino
Store Torv 4
8000 Aarhus

Oslo-færgen:
Pearl Seaways
DFDS
2100 København Ø

Casinos being established:
None

List of accredited institutes

The Danish Gambling Authority has approved the following accredited institutes:

  • Force Technology
    Park Allé 345
    2605 Brøndby
     
  • Teknologisk Institut
    Materialafprøvning
    Teknologiparken
    8000  Århus C
     
  • GLI Europe BV
    Satellietbaan 12
    2181 MH Hillegom
    Holland
     
  • Quinel M Limited
    Luxe Pavilion Level 2
    Portomosa Complex
    SJ 1430 St Julians
    Malta
     
  • Slovenian Institute af Quality and Metrology
    Trzaska Cesta 2
    SI 1000 Ljubljana
    Slovenien
     
  • BMM Testlabs
    Parc Tecnológic del Vallés
    Avda. Parc Tecnológic del Vallés 3
    08290 Cerdanyola del Vallés
    Barcelona
    Spain