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 nine casinos with licence to operate land-based casinos in Denmark. On this page, you can find a list of the casinos with a licence.
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.
The Danish Gambling Authority must authorise managers and employees of a casino. For the authorisation as manager/employee you need form no. 8-01.
Application as manager or staff
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.
- Begrebsmodel Standard Records Kasino (DK & UK)
- Krav til tilladelsesindehaver - Kasinoer (DK & UK)
- Standard record examples - casino
- Standard record XSD schema - casino
- Standard Record Validator Tool
- Tilslutningsforløb - vejledning til kasinoer (DK & UK)
- Vejledning til tekniske krav - Kasinoer (DK & UK)
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.
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.
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 2021
- The fee is DKK 167,500 if your gross gaming yield in 2021 is less than DKK 10,000,000
- The fee is DKK 335,000 if your gross gaming yield in 2021 is DKK 10,000,000 to DKK 20,000,000
- The fee is DKK 502,400 if your gross gaming yield in 2021 is DKK 20,000,000 to DKK 50,000,000
- The fee is DKK 837,400 if your gross gaming yield in 2021 is DKK 50,000,000 to DKK 100,000,000
- The fee is DKK 1,395,600 if your gross gaming yield in 2021 is DKK 100,000,000 or more
Fees in 2022
- The fee is DKK 169,500 if your gross gaming yield in 2022 is less than DKK 10,000,000
- The fee is DKK 339,000 if your gross gaming yield in 2022 is DKK 10,000,000 to DKK 20,000,000
- The fee is DKK 508,400 if your gross gaming yield in 2022 is DKK 20,000,000 to DKK 50,000,000
- The fee is DKK 847,400 if your gross gaming yield in 2022 is DKK 50,000,000 to DKK 100,000,000
- The fee is DKK 1,412,300 if your gross gaming yield in 2022 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)
Guide to reporting of games on server-based 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 5, kld.
1611 København V
Claus Bergs Gade 7
Casino Munkebjerg Vejle
Ved Stranden 16
Store Torv 4
Fjord Line AS:
Casino Oceans Twenty One
On board the ship MS Bergensfjord
Fjord Line AS:
Casino Oceans Twenty One
On board the ship MS Stavangerfjord