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 application form 8-01 as manager or staff
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.
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.
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 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.
When you have obtained a licence
Modifications of the licence - land-based casinos
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 legislation on all gambling categories
Technical requirements for server supported gaming machines and gaming machines at land-based casinos. (Only available in Danish)
Requirements for reporting of game data from server-supported gaming machines and gaming machines in land-based casinos. (Only available in Danish)
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 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.
List of licence holders
Ndr. Strandvej 2
Amager Boulevard 70
2300 København S
Casino Vesterport Copenhagen
Hammerichsgade 3, kld.
1611 København V
Claus Bergs Gade 7
Casino Munkebjerg Vejle
Ved Stranden 16
Store Torv 4