Betting are games where the participants try to predict the result of an event. Not only betting on sporting events are covered by the term. A wager on who becomes the next prime minister is also considered betting. 
Betting is only covered by the Gambling Act if the participants:

  • Pay a stake (money or similar)
  • Through the payment have a chance of winning a prize (all kinds of prizes) 

Betting with stakes and prizes must only be provided with a licence issued by the Danish Gambling Authority. 

How to obtain a licence

You can apply to the Danish Gambling Authority for a licence. A licence for betting covers both online and land-based sales of betting products and is valid for up to five years. You must use the application 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 publication at the latest. If you are applying for a combined licence from 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 - 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

Eqquiniutinik tuniniaasarnissamut aamma/imaluunniit internetsikkut aningaasanoortarfimmik ingerlataqarnissamut pisinnaatitsissummik qinnuteqarneq

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

Annex A

The following individuals in the application company must fill out a personal declaration (Annex A - form 2-02): 

  • Individuals (sole-proprietor companies) 
  • All the stakeholders of a participating joint venture company 
  • All the executive board members and board members 
  • An appointed representative in Denmark, further described in Annex C – form 2-04
  • Beneficial owners in the concern related to the application company, further described in the description at the end to form 2-01

The Annex A persons ensures the provision of gambling in an appropriate and professional way by the applicant. The Danish Gambling Authority makes an assessment based on the forwarded criminal records and declaration of debt and whether this involves a significant probability that the applicant will misuse the access to working with gambling activities. The applicant must not have any debts to public authorities.
The completing of Annex A is also a requirement if other persons by the applicant or within the concern possesses one of the above-mentioned roles. 

Approval as a manager

Danske Lotteri Spil A/S is the only licenced operator of betting on:
•    Results on lotteries 
•    Other randomly generated events except for land-based betting on the outcome of electronically simulated sporting events
If you are a manager of a shop selling betting products from Danske Lotteri Spil A/S or others who have a licence to provide land-based betting, you must be approved as a manager. Use form no. 8-01 to apply  for approval as a manager. 
Organisers of local pool betting on dog races etc. can obtain a licence to provide betting on the race track where the race takes place. Use application form no. 4-01 to  apply for a licence. 
For more information, please read the guidelines  or contact the Danish Gambling Authority. 

How to apply for approval as a manager and areas of responsibility when approved as a manager.
NB. video only available in Danish

Form 8-01

Application as manager or staff

Form 8-01 GRL

Aqutsisutut aamma sulisutut qinnuteqarfissaq



Local pool betting

Checklist to 4-01

Application for local pool betting

Form 4-01

Application for licence to hold local pool betting in Denmark and Greenland

Associations, companies and other legal entities who organise horse racing, dog racing on racetrack, cycling races on track and pigeon races can apply for a licences to offer local pool betting at the track where the race takes place. 

Local pool betting is defined as one or more bets where the entire prize or parts of it depend on the size of the total pool of stakes or is shared between the winners and which are offered in a limited area contrary to national betting. 

How to obtain a licence for local pool betting

You must complete and send the application form no. 4-01 digitally or as a pdf to the Danish Gambling Authority via Bluewhale or our contact form. 

It is free to apply for a licence for local pool betting. 

A licence for local pool betting may apply for up to three years and for a fixed number of days each year. The licence applies to a geographically locally defined area, contrary to national betting. 

You can read more about the requirements for the applicant, licence and stakes in connection with the provision of local pool betting and other relevant matters in the guide on licences for local pool betting, which is available under “Guides”.

General technical requirements

To obtain a licence to provide betting 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 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

  • 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.
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 - betting

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. 

Standard reports

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.

Standard reports for 01 online betting
Standard reports for 02 land-based betting

When you have obtained a licence

Payment of fees

If you have a licence to provide betting (except local pool betting) you must pay a fee depending on the gross gaming revenue for the calendar year. The fee is 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

For changes to the licence, use form 2-07 – Modifications. If there are any changes to previously approved persons regarding the executive board members and board members, you must fill out from 2-07. If any new individuals are appointed to roles covered by Annex A, you must fill out form 2-02. 

The Danish Gambling Authority may decide that an individual covered by Annex A must resign from their post if they have been convicted of a criminal offence that involves a risk that they will misuse their access to working with gambling activities. 

Changes to the ownership structure

The Danish Gambling Authority must be notified if the ownership structure is changed. In this connection, it is assessed whether the new owner is able to operate in an appropriate, financial manner. The assessment will be based on forwarded financial documents. The list of documents is listed in form 2-07.

As a rule, a licence cannot be transferred. However, based on an assessment this procedure can be deviated from if the licence is transferred between two companies in the same group and if both companies are entirely owned by the same owner. It is a condition that the financial circumstances at the time of issuance of the licence are unchanged.

If there are changes to the ownership structure, you must send the documents on new ownership structure listed in form no. 2-07. When there are changes to the ownership structure, the Danish Gambling Authority can also require that a statement from an approved auditor on whether the financial situation will be improved or worsen in connection with the change. 

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 to 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 the supply of gambling 

Form 2-05

Form 2-05 Report about supply of gambling

No later than 14 months after a licence for betting has been put to use  the licencee must submit a report about the supply of gambling to the Danish Gambling Authority. Below you will find a list of approved enterprises that are approved to complete the report about the supply of gambling. You can also read more about the report in Information 14.  

Approved enterprises

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:

MitID.dk or the Agency for Digital Government's page on "MitID"

If you want to use another eID than MitID, you must contact the DGA.


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 registration of a company in order to pay gambling duties
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 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. 

Guide on Bluewhale

How to receive and send messages using Bluewhale

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. 1140
Af 28 Aug 2023

Om land-based betting (only available in Danish)

Executive Order no. 1276
Af 29 Nov 2019

On online betting

Only available in Danish

Provision of betting 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

See the list of licence holders

List of licence holders with a licence to local pool betting

Licencees with a licence to provide local pool betting in Denmark:

Horse racing on racing track

Asaa Borgerforening, Festpladsen, Vodbindervej 25, 9340 Asaa

Dog racing on racing track

Gudenådalens Greyhound Klub, Ålborgvej 14, 8620 Kjellerup
Kallerup Væddeløbs Forening, Kallerupbanen, Kallerupvej, 2640 Hedehusene

Pigeon racing

Karup Brevdueforening, Aahavevej 3, 7470 Karup

Cycling race on track