LAndbaseret kasino

Land-based casinos

A land-based casino is a physical casino with a licence to provide roulette, poker, baccarat, punto banco, black jack, and gambling on gaming machines.

Today, there are seven casinos with licence to operate land-based casinos in Denmark. On this page, you can find a list of the casinos with a licence. 

Guidance on form no. 8-01

Guidance on application form 8-01 as manager or staff

Form 8-01

Application as manager or staff

How to obtain a licence

At the moment it is not possible to apply for a licence to operate a casino in Denmark.

When one of the current applications are available, it will be offered publically. In addition, the the government may decide to open up for more licences to establish casinos. 

Available licences will be put out to tender via the press after which you can apply for a licence with the Danish Gambling Authority.

How to get an approval

A manager and staff at a casino must be approved by the Danish Gambling Authority. To apply for an approval, you must use form no. 8-01. 

In the guide to the form, you can see which documents you must send along with the form. If the Danish Gambling Authority intend to attach terms and conditions to the approval, you will receive a letter of consultation with a deadline to respond to the letter if you have any comments. 

The letter will say that you can renounce your right to comment, if you tell us that you want to have your application processed as quickly as possible. 

When the Danish Gambling Authority has completed your application, you will be informed of whether your application has been approved.

Casework time

Please note that it may take up to 14 days to process your case. The 14 days start when the Danish Gambling Authority has received your answer to the letter of consultation.  

Guidelines for holding tournaments in adjacent premises

Only available in Danish

Tournaments in adjacent premises 

The Danish Gambling Authority has set guidelines and terms and conditions for licence to hold tournaments in adjacent premises at land-based casinos. 

General technical requirements

These documents provide you with the requirements for the technical configuration.

XSD - land-based 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. 

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.

When you have obtained a licence 

Form 2-07 L

Modifications of the licence - land-based casinos

Form 2-02 L

Personal declaration - land based casinos

A licence is valid for 10 years. 

Gaming machines in land-based casinos must like other gaming machines be approved by an accredited test house and be connected to the control system at the Danish Gambling Authority. The approval is valid for five years. You will find a list of accredited test houses further below. 

The Danish Gambling Authority supervises that the casinos are operated in a responsible manner. One of the ways in which we may conduct the supervision, is to have a supervisor from the Danish Gambling Authority be present during some of the opening hours of the casino. 

Changes to the licence

If there are any changes to the licence, for example if new members join the board or a new member of the management is employed, this must be reported to the Danish Gambling Authority within 14 days. You must use forms nos. 2-07 L and 2-02 L. 

Fee on land-based casino 

Licence holders must pay an annual fee, which is calculated on the basis of the gross gaming revenue in the calendar year. New licence holders must pay the fee no later than one month after the licence has become effective.  

At the turn of the year, existing licence holders will receive an invoice from the Danish Gambling Authority with the charge of a prepaid fee for the calendar year and possible adjustment of the prepaid fee for the previous year. The gross gaming revenue for the previous year and the coming year is calculated by the Danish Gambling Authority and placed within the intervals below. Subsequently, we will calculate the fee you must pay. The invoice must be paid no later than a month after the date of collection.

    Fees in 2023

    • The fee is DKK 174,500 if your gross gaming yield in 2023 is less than DKK 10,000,000
    • The fee is DKK 349,000 if your gross gaming yield in 2023 is DKK 10,000,000 to DKK 20,000,000
    • The fee is DKK 523,500 if your gross gaming yield in 2023 is DKK 20,000,000 to DKK 50,000,000
    • The fee is DKK 872,500 if your gross gaming yield in 2023 is DKK 50,000,000 to DKK 100,000,000
    • The fee is DKK 1,454,100 if your gross gaming yield in 2023 is DKK 100,000,000 or more

    Fees in 2024

    • The fee is DKK 180,600 if your gross gaming yield in 2024 is less than DKK 10,000,000
    • The fee is DKK 361,300 if your gross gaming yield in 2024 is DKK 10,000,000 to DKK 20,000,000
    • The fee is DKK 542,000 if your gross gaming yield in 2024 is DKK 20,000,000 to DKK 50,000,000
    • The fee is DKK 903,300 if your gross gaming yield in 2024 is DKK 50,000,000 to DKK 100,000,000
    • The fee is DKK 1,505,400 if your gross gaming yield in 2024 is DKK 100,000,000 or more

    The annual fees are adjusted according to section 20 in the Act on Income Tax. 


    The Danish Gambling Authority's legal guide

    The legislation on all gambling categories

    Technical requirements for gaming machines

    Technical requirements for server supported gaming machines and gaming machines at land-based casinos. (Only available in Danish)

    Reporting of data from gaming machines

    Requirements for reporting of game data from server-supported gaming machines and gaming machines in land-based casinos. (Only available in Danish)

    The Danish Gambling Authority's guide on responsible gambling
    The Danish Gambling Authority's guide on duty of disclosure when marketing and advertising gambling
    Guide on Bluewhale

    How to receive and send messages using Bluewhale

    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. 1290
    Af 29 Nov 2019

    On land-based casinos

    Only available in Danish

    Provision of land-based 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

    List of licence holders

    Casino Marienlyst
    Ndr. Strandvej 2
    3000 Helsingør

    Casino Copenhagen
    Amager Boulevard 70
    2300 København S

    Casino Vesterport Copenhagen 
    Hammerichsgade 3, kld.
    1611 København V

    Casino Odense
    Claus Bergs Gade 7
    5000 Odense

    Casino Munkebjerg Vejle
    Munkebjergvej 125
    7100 Vejle

    Casino Aalborg
    Ved Stranden 16
    9000  Aalborg

    Royal Casino
    Store Torv 4
    8000 Aarhus