Lotteries - monopolies

On this page, you will find everything you need as a monopoly. Exclusively monopolies can organise lotteries - except from the types that are covered by licences to betting, gaming machines, land-based casino, and online casino. It is also possible to apply for or notify of charity lotteries or other non-profit purposes. 

Go to Charity lotteries

How to obtain a licence

Application for Danske Lotteri Spil A/S

Form 3-01

Application for licence to provide lottery

To apply for a licence to provide lottery products or scratch cards etc. you must use form no. 3-01.

General technical requirements

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

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

These documents provide you with an overview of the requirements for the technical configuration.

Technical requirements - Danske Lotteri Spil

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

To be updated

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

For Danske Lotteri Spil. To be updated

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

Monopolies

Form 8-01

Application as manager or staff

Form 8-02

Application as manager and staff in Greenlandic

Aqutsisutut aamma sulisutut qinnuteqarfissaq

Only the following monopolies may provide lotteries: 

  • Danske Lotteri Spil A/S
  • Det Danske Klasselotteri A/S
  • Almindeligt Dansk Vare- og Industrilotteri (Varelotteriet)
  • Landbrugslotteriet

Read more about the licence holders under List of licence holders

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. 8-01. 

Certification programme

Certificate program documents

The Danish Gambling Authority’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. The Danish Gambling Authority’s certification programme supplements the gambling regulation, individual licence terms and the administrative practice set out by the Danish Gambling Authority.

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.

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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.

Former cerfitication programme

Information about digital signature

Gambling operators who want to obtain a licence to provide gambling subject to a monopoly 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

 

Guides

The Danish Gambling Authority's legal guide

The legislation on all gambling categories

Guide for managers of shops

Guide to managers of shops that sell betting and lottery

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.

Consolidation Act No. 1494
Of 06 Dec 2016

The Danish Act on Gambling

List of licence holders

Danske Lotteri Spil A/S

Danske Lotteri Spil A/S have a monopoly to provide lotteries such as Lotto and scratch cards. 

Danske Lotteri Spil A/S is a state-owned joint-stock company, with a licence to provide gambling in Denmark and Greenland. The licence is issued by the Danish Gambling Authority and the Danish Gambling

Authority supervises Danske Lotteri Spil A/S.

Below you can read Danske Lotteri Spil A/S’s licences in Denmark and Greenland. 

Licence to provide lottery

For Danske Lotteri Spil A/S in Denmark

Licence to provide lottery and betting on horse and dog racing

For Danske Lotteri Spil A/S in Greenland

Det Danske Klasselotteri A/S

Licence to provide class lottery

For Det Danske Klasselotteri A/S in Denmark

The right to provide class lotteries is reserved to Det Danske Klasselotteri A/S, Landbrugslotteriet, and Varelotteriet. Det Danske Klasselotteri is a state-owned joint-stock company with a licence to provide class lottery in Denmark. The licence is issued by the Danish Gambling Authority and the Danish Gambling Authority supervises the class lottery. The Ministry of Justice supervises the two other class lotteries. Below you can read the licence of Det Danske Klasselotteri.

Almindeligt Dansk Vare- og Industrilotteri (Varelotteriet) 

Varelotteriet holds a licence to provide lottery in Denmark issued by the Ministry of Justice, which also supervises the lottery. If you wish to file a complaint against Varelotteriet, you must contact the Ministry of Justice. 

Contact the Ministry of Justice

Landbrugslotteriet 

Landbrugslotteriet is an independent institution with a licence to provide lottery in Denmark. The licence is issued by the Ministry of Justice which also supervises Landsbrugslotteriet. If you wish to file a complaint against Landbrugslotteriet, you must contact the Ministry of Justice.

Contact the Ministry of Justice