Online casinos

Online casino includes roulette, black jack, baccarat, punto banco, poker and gambling on gaming machines as well as other games, which have an element of both skill and chance. These games are called combination games. Backgammon, whist and guessing competitions are examples of combination games.

The Gambling Act only covers online casino games if the following the conditions are met:

  • Participants pay a stake (money or similar)
  • The game is roulette, black jack, baccarat, punto banco, poker and gambling on gaming machines or a combination game
  • Participants through the payment have a chance of winning a prize (all kinds of prizes)

Lotteries are games that are 100 % random, for instance lotto, scratch cards and bingo. These games are not covered by the term online casino. 
Online casino games (including combination games) may only be provided with a licence to provide online casino issued by the Danish Gambling Authority.

How to obtain a licence

You can apply for a licence from the Danish Gambling Authority. A licence to provide online casino is valid for up to 5 years. You must use application forms no. 2-01, Annex A (no. 2-02), Annex B (no. 2-03) and, if necessary, Annex C (no. 2-04). You find these under When you are ready to apply. 

The application fee is DKK 273,500 (in 2018) and must be paid upon submission of your application at the latest. If you are applying for a combined licence to provide both betting and online casino you must pay a total application fee of DKK 382,900.

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 54,700 (in 2018). The application fees are adjusted on a yearly basis. You must use application form no. 1-01 and Annex A no. 2-02, which you will find under When you are ready to apply. 
 

General technical requirements

To obtain a licence to provide online gambling 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 an overview of 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 the reporting of games

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

XSD 18-08-29
  • XSD schemes for standard records, used for reporting of game data
  • Tool for validating XML files

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 are ready to apply

You must use these forms.

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

When you have obtained a licence

If you have a licence to provide online casino you must pay a fee depending on the gross gaming revenue for the calendar year. The fee must be 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.

Form 2-06

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

Form 2-07

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

 

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

  • All terms and conditions in connection to the marketing of a bonus is disclosed in a clear and transparent manner directly alongside the actual offer
  • A player must be given at least 60 days to meet the terms and conditions
  • Individual players must not be offered a bonus on terms and conditions that are different from offers given to other players

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 regarding 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 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 online casino has been put to use, the licencee must submit a report on the supply of gambling to the Danish Gambling Authority. You must use form no. 2-05. Below you will find a list of enterprises that are approved to complete the report about supply of gambling. You can 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

Guidelines for operators of betting and online casino

Description of licence requirements for betting and online casino providers

Compulsory disclosure of conditions when marketing a bonus offer

Guidelines regarding compulsory disclosure of conditions when marketing a bonus offer

Guidelines about supply of guessing competitions

This guideline is intended for citizens and companies who are interested in providing guessing competitions in Denmark

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

Guidelines on Bluewhale

How to receive and send messages using Bluewhale

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. 773 - online casino
Af 09 Jun 2017

About online casino

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

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