Annual reports and publications
Annually, the Danish Gambling Authority publishes two publications in English.
- The annual report
- The report on illegal gambling
On this page, you will also find other relevant publications about the gambling market.
Publikationer fra Spillemyndigheden i 2023
Spillemyndigheden udgiver løbende publikationer om spilområdet og myndighedens arbejde. Læs eller download publikationer fra 2023
Increasingly more Danes choose to self-exclude from gambling. In February 2023, the number of persons registered with ROFUS (register of self-excluded players) reached 40,000. Just under two thirds have opted for a permanent exclusion.
Publications from the Danish Gambling Authority in 2022
The Danish Gambling Authority regularly release publications on the gambling sector and our work. Read or download publications from 2022.
Danes’ average gambling spend has increased by about 7 percent since the liberalisation of the gambling market in 2012. The increase is especially due to the higher spending on betting and online casino. Since 2012, the Danes have become wealthier and thus, their gambling spend account for about the same share of the Danish economy as before the liberalisation.
In 2012, betting and online casino were liberalised in Denmark. Data from the Danish Gambling Authority shows that an increasing share of online gambling in Denmark takes place on licensed websites. In fact, the share is among the highest in Europe.
Brief evaluation of the first three years of StopSpillet - the Danish Gambling Authority's helpline on compulsive gambling.
A continuously increasing number of Danes register with the Danish Gambling Authority’s register of self-excluded players (ROFUS). The most recent figures show that 30,451 players have registered with ROFUS. They also show that young men are strongly overrepresented among the registered.
Fact sheet describing the DGA's control with gaming machines in 2020 and 2021
Publications from the Danish Gambling Authority 2021
The Danish Gambling Authority regularly release publications on the gambling sector and our work. Read or download publications from 2021.
Since the Danish Gambling Authority's helpline, StopSpillet (StopGambling) opened in 2019, the advisers have received 1,185 calls. The calls show, that the cast majority of the persons who have gambling problems are men, who started gambling at a young age.
Since the Danish Gambling Authority’s register of self-excluded players (ROFUS) was established in 2012, an increasing number of Danes have chosen to self-exclude from gambling.
Data from the Danish Gambling Authority shows that most of all gambling accounts for online casinos and betting in Denmark are created by men. At the same time, the accounts are in most instances held by men under 36.
The city court ruled in favour of the Danish Gambling Authority to have a record-breaking number of illegal websites blocked.
Publications from the Danish Gambling Authority 2020
The Danish Gambling Authority regularly release publications on the gambling sector and our work. Read or download publications from 2020.
Figures from 2019 shows that Danes gambled less than Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland.
After a constant growt since 2012, statistics from 2019 show a small decrease in the Danish gambling market.
Fact sheet describing the development in the Danish online gambling market since the partial liberalisation in 2012.
Fact sheet depicting the development in the Danish gambling market during the first seven weeks of the Danish Covid-19 lockdown
Fact sheet about the blocking of 16 illegal websites
Facts and results from the first year of the helpline StopSpillet
The Danish gambling market in numbers
Statistics describing the Danish gambling market in 2022.
Statistics describing the Danish gambling market in 2021
Statistics from the Danish gambling market in 2020.
Report on illegal gambling
Annually, the Danish Gambling Authority publishes a report on illegal online gambling and on our work in the area. Read or download the Danish Gambling Authority’s latest and previous reports on illegal gambling.
Report describing the Danish Gambling Authority's work on illegal gambling in 2022.
This report describes the Danish Gambling Authority’s work with illegal gambling in 2021.
The Danish Gambling Authority reports on its activities during the past year in articles. The annual report includes key numbers and statistics for the present year. Read or download the Danish Gambling Authority’s latest and previous annual reports.
Stories and statistics from the DGA 2020.
Stories and statistics from the DGA 2018.
Stories and statistics from the DGA 2017.
Stories and statistics from the DGA 2016.
Stories and statistics from the DGA 2015.
Stories and statistics from the DGA 2014.
Stories and statistics from the DGA 2013.
Stories and statistics from the DGA 2012.
Publications about the gambling market
Here, you will find different publications and reports that all relate to the Danish gambling market.
An abstract with the primary conclusions of a research project by the Danish Center for Social Science (VIVE) for The Danish Gambling Authority
Study on gambling and compulsive gambling in Denmark 2021
Study conducted by Rambøll Management Consulting for the Danish Gambling Authority.
The study is conducted based on a political agreement on strengthening the combat of compulsive gambling in Denmark.
Read the entire report, annexes and a summary (an unofficial translation of the summary is available in English).
Survey of the prevalence of gambling and gambling problems in Denmark conducted by Ramboll in 2021. The report also includes a survey of the link between video gaming and gambling and the impact of ads and commercials on players.
Summary of the conclusions from the survey of the Danes gambling 2021. (15 pages)
Samling af bilag til undersøgelse om danskernes pengespil 2021. (Metode, spilbeskrivelser, spørgeskema, spørgeguide, reklamers effekt, supplerende figurer og tabeller)
Rapport om gaming og gambling 2021
Rapporten er udarbejdet af VIVE for Spillemyndigheden og udgivet den 11. november 2021. Den beskriver børn og unges forhold til gaming og gambling.
Pan-European fight against illegal gambling
In March 2023, GREF (Gaming Regulators European Forum), which consists of 36 European countries and jurisdictions, issued a statement saying that it will cooperate actively to combat illegal gambling across Europe.
The declaration has been published on GREF's website
Declaration about the blurred lines in gaming and gambling
At GREF’s annual meeting in 2018, gambling regulators from 17 primarily European countries discussed a declaration, of which Denmark is now co-signer. Below you will find the declaration.
On their concerns related to the blurring of lines between gambling and gaming
Code of conduct prepared by the gambling industry
With the Agreement on new initiatives against compulsive gambling and adjustments to the gambling agreement (29 June 2018), it was decided that the gambling industry must discuss a code of conduct to increase consumer protection and contribute to preventing gambling from becoming an addiction.
Together, parties from the gambling industry have prepared the Code of conduct for the gambling industry that came into force on the 1st of July 2019.
Read the Code of conduct on the Danish Online Gambling Association's (DOGA) website
Political agreements on gambling
Agreement on new rules for charity lotteries and strengthened supervision
In February 2022, the government along with the parties of the Danish Parliament agreed on the "Agreement on new rules for charity lotteries and strengthened supervision". You can read the entire agreement and appendixes here.
Only available in Danish
Overview of the new model for charity lotteries, which was decided with the agreement on new rules for charity lotteries and strengthening of supervisory powers from February 2022.
Only available in Danish
Overview of the parts of the agreement, among other things, an strengthened effort against match-fixing and increased supervisory powers for the Danish Gambling Authority.
Only available in Danish
Agreement on introduction of player ID for land-based betting
In November 2021, "Agreement on introduction of player ID for land-based betting" was agreed on.
Agreement on new initiatives against compulsive gambling and adjustments to the gambling agreement
In June 2018, a political agreement on new initiatives against compulsive gambling and adjustments to the gambling agreement was formed. Read or download the Danish Gambling Authority's unofficial English translation of the agreement.