Onlinekasino

Online casino

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 295,800 (in 2022) 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 414,100 (in 2022).

If you apply for a renewal of your licence, you must pay an application fee of DKK 118,300 (in 2022). 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 147,900 (in 2021).

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 - Online gambling

Budget template for application for licence to offer online gambling products

Form 2-01

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

Form 2-01 GRL

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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

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.

Technical requirements - online casino and betting

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

ROFUS
  • 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”.
TamperToken
  • XSD forms for TamperToken service calls.
  • Example of zip file with fixed odds transactions in XML format.
Requirements for reporting game data

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

XSD - online casino

XSD forms for standard records, used for reporting of game data

Standard Record Validator Tool

Tool for validating XML files

Certification programme

 

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. 

Certificeringsprogram version 2.0

Spillemyndigheden har opdateret certificeringsprogrammet for online væddemål, landbaseret væddemål og onlinekasino. Den opdaterede version af certificeringsprogrammet træder i kraft den 1. januar 2023, men kan anvendes fra nu, forudsat at testvirksomheden har den rette akkreditering. Nedenfor findes zip-fil med certificeringsprogram v2.0 og opdaterede standardrapporter.

Standard reports

Standard reports for 03 online casino

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. 

Overview of fees on betting and online casino

 

Changes to the licence

Form 2-07

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

Form 29.063

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

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.

Approved enterprises

Information about digital signature

Gambling oprators 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

The Danish Gambling Authority's legal guide

The legislation on all gambling categories

Guidelines for operators of betting and online casino

Description of licence requirements for betting and online casino providers

Guide on sales promotion

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. 

The Danish Gambling Authority's guide on duty of disclosure when marketing and advertising gambling
Guidelines about supply of guessing competitions

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

Guide on registration of a company in order to pay gambling duties
Guide on Bluewhale

How to receive and send messages using Bluewhale

The Danish Gambling Authority's guide on responsible gambling
Guide on financial documents used for applications

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. 1303
Af 04 Sep 2020

The Danish Act on Gambling

Only available in Danish

Executive Order no. 1274
Af 29 Nov 2019

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 more about prevention of money laundering

Newsletters

Read the Danish Gambling Authority's newsletters about online casino legislation.  

Newsletters