Online casino includes roulette, black jack, baccarat, punto banco, poker, online bingo, 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, online bingo 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 and scratch cards. 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).
The application fee is DKK 304,500 (in 2023) 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 426,300 (in 2023).
If you apply for a renewal of your licence, you must pay an application fee of DKK 121,800 (in 2023). You must pay th fee no later than when you submit your application. If you apply for a renewal of your licence to offer both betting and online casino, you must pay a total application fee of DKK 152,300 (in 2023).
The English versions of the guidelines are unofficial translations. In case of any discrepancy between the original Danish text and the English translations of the guidelines, the Danish text shall prevail.
Budget template for application for licence to offer online gambling products
Application for a licence or renewal of a licence to provide betting and/or online casino
Eqquiniutinik tuniniaasarnissamut aamma/imaluunniit internetsikkut aningaasanoortarfimmik ingerlataqarnissamut pisinnaatitsissummik qinnuteqarneq
Personal declaration Annex A
Information about gambling supply Annex B
Declaration from representative if the representative is a company, Annex C
General technical requirements
To obtain a licence to provide online gambling 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.
Description of the Danish Gambling Authority’s requirements regarding SAFE, TamperToken, ROFUS and notification obligations
- XSD forms for ROFUS service calls at registration and login.
- Example of the service call GamblerCheck in java- and .net versions.
- XSD forms for ROFUS service call regarding ”No thank you to gambling commercials”.
- XSD forms for TamperToken service calls.
- Example of zip file with fixed odds transactions in XML format.
Detailed description of requirements regarding reporting of game data e.g. reporting frequency, data content and error handling etc.
XSD forms for standard records, used for reporting of game data
Tool for validating XML files
Certificate program documents
Spillemyndighedens certificeringsprogram har til formål at sikre, at spilsystemet og spilteknisk udstyr afvikler spil på en korrekt måde, og at sikkerheden omkring spilsystemet bliver opretholdt. Spillemyndighedens certificeringsprogram supplerer spillovgivningen og de vilkår, der er fastsat for spiludbyderne i tilladelserne, og den administrative praksis, som vi fastsætter.
Tilladelsesindehavere skal til hver en tid være certificeret i overensstemmelse med de dele af certificeringsprogrammet, der gælder for deres spiludbud.
For hver spiltype er der tilknyttet et sæt teststandarder og et sæt inspektionsstandarder, som gælder for den pågældende spiltype. Yderligere fem dokumenter gælder for alle spiltyper, med undtagelse af landbaseret kasino, som udelukkende er omfattet af de generelle krav samt kravene i test- og inspektionsstandarder. Hvert dokument fastsætter minimumskrav til indretningen af tilladelsesindehavers spilsystem, forretningsgange og forretningssystemer.
For every document there is a standard report with the document code: SCP.XX.XX.EN you must use when reporting to the Danish Gambling Authority on certification. The document code for standard reports use the same system as the documents of the certification programme.
When you have obtained a licence
Payment of fees
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.
Changes to the licence
Modifications of the licence to provide betting and/or 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.
Registration and payment of gambling duty
Registration - Gambling duty - except duty on gaming machines
Gambling operators 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. You will find a guidance on how to register with the Danish Business Authority here.
Report about supply of gambling
Form 2-05 Report about supply of gambling
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.
Information about eID
Gambling oprators who want to obtain a licence to online casino or betting must prepare their gambling system for use of an eID from a Danish identification scheme or an ID approved by the DGA.
In Denmark, we use the eID "MitID" that gambling operators can use by getting access via a broker. If MitID is used, the assurance level must be "substantial" or more.
The Danish Gambling Authority refers to:
If you want to use another eID than MitID, you must contact the DGA.
The legislation on all gambling categories
Description of licence requirements for betting and online casino providers
The guide is a supplement to the gambling legislation's chapters on sales promotion and is published in December 2020, as a consequence of the new executive orders.
This guideline is intended for citizens and companies who are interested in providing guessing competitions in Denmark
How to receive and send messages using Bluewhale
Laws and Executive Orders
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.
The Danish Act on Gambling
Only available in Danish
On online casino
Only available in Danish
Provision of online casino is covered by the rules on anti-money laundering. You can find more information and legislation on money laundering under Prevention of money laundering.
Read the Danish Gambling Authority's newsletters about online casino legislation.