Legal framework

Laws and Acts covering the Danish Gambling Authority's area appear from the list below and are divided among the different gambling categories. The links refer you to documents from Retsinformation ("legal information") or to English translations 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.

Consolidation Act No. 1494
Of 06 Dec 2016

The Danish Act on Gambling

Lotteries

 

Executive Order no. 1288
Of 29 Nov 2019

On charity lotteries

Only available in Danish

Executive Order no. 1262
Of 29 Nov 2019

On payment of fees to the Danish Gambling Authority

Only available in Danish

Online casino

Executive Order no. 1274
Of 29 Nov 2019

On online casino

Only available in Danish

Betting

Executive Order no. 1275
Of 29 Nov 2019

On land-based betting

Only available in Danish

Executive Order no. 1276
Of 29 Nov 2019

On online betting

Only available in Danish

Poker

Consolidation Act No. 83
Of 22 Jan 2016

On rules on public poker tournaments (Act on Poker)

Only available in Danish 

Amendments to the Act can be found on retsinformation.

Executive Order no. 1540
Of 27 Dec 2009

On public poker tournaments

Only available in Danish

Law No. 718
Of 25 Jun 2010

On changes to the Act on public poker tournaments

Only available in Danish

Law No. 277
Of 27 Mar 2012

On changes to the Act on public poker tournaments

Only available in Danish

Law No. 649
Of 12 Jun 2013

On changes to the Act on public poker tournaments

Gaming machines

Executive Order no. 1289
Of 29 Nov 2019

On gaming machines in gambling arcades and restaurants, cafes and bars

Only available in Danish

Land-based casinos

Executive Order no. 1290
Of 29 Nov 2019

On land-based casinos

Only available in Danish

Anti-money laundering

Consolidation Act No. 380
Of 02 Apr 2020

On preventive measures against money laundering and financing of terrorism (Anti-Money Laundering Act)

Only available in Danish

Executive Order no. 727
Of 09 Jun 2017

On partial exception of certain games from the Act on Money Laundering

Only available in Danish

Executive Order no. 1704
Of 20 Dec 2017

On reporting and publication of information about domestic politically exposed persons

Executive Order no. 1403
Of 01 Dec 2017

On submission of information etc. to the State Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime 

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

Executive Order no. 1376
Of 12 Dec 2019

On reporting of discrepancies in information on real owners

Only available in Danish

The Danish Gambling Authority

Below you will find an Act on the establishment of the Danish Gambling Authority and an Act of commencement. 

Executive Order no. 1121
Of 01 Dec 2011

On the Danish Gambling Authority

Only available in Danish

Executive Order no. 1112
Of 01 Dec 2011

Repealed executive order on the commencement of the Act on Gambling

Only available in Danish

 

The regulations on gambling are described in the Danish Gambling Auhtority's legal guidelines well as in guidelines to the individual gambling categories. You will find the guidelines under each gambling category.