Lotterier - monopoler

Lotteries - monopolies

On this page, you will find everything you need as a monopoly. Exclusively monopolies can organise lotteries - except from the types that are covered by licences to betting, gaming machines, land-based casino, and online casino. It is also possible to apply for or notify of charity lotteries or other non-profit purposes. 

Go to Charity lotteries

How to obtain a licence

Application for Danske Lotteri Spil A/S

Form 3-01

Application for licence to provide lottery

To apply for a licence to offer lotto games, scratch cards etc., you must use form no. 3-01.

 

Changes to the licence

If there are changes to the licence, e.g. new members of the management or board, or one of the responsible professionals, the Danish Gambling Authority must be notified. You must use form no. 3-02 and form no. 3-03.

Form 3-02

Personal declaration for DLO, Annex A

Form 3-03

Modifications of the licence for DLO

General technical requirements

To obtain a licence to provide gambling subject to a monopoly 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 an overview of the requirements for the technical configuration.

Technical requirements - Danske Lotteri Spil

Description of the Danish Gambling Authority’s requirements regarding SAFE, TamperToken, ROFUS and notification obligations

ROFUS
  • 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”.
TamperToken
  • XSD forms for TamperToken service calls.
  • Example of zip file with fixed odds transactions in XML format.
Requirements for reporting of games

For Danske Lotteri Spil.

XSD - monopolies

XSD forms for standard records, used for reporting of game data

Standard Record Validator Tool

Tool for validating XML files

Monopolies

Form 8-01

Application as manager or staff

Only the following monopolies may provide lotteries: 

  • Danske Lotteri Spil A/S
  • Det Danske Klasselotteri A/S
  • Almindeligt Dansk Vare- og Industrilotteri (Varelotteriet)
  • Landbrugslotteriet

Read more about the licence holders under List of licence holders

If you are a manager of a shop selling gambling products from Danske Lotteri Spil or Det Danske Klasselotteri, you must be approved by the Danish Gambling Authority. You apply for an approval as a manager by using form no. 8-01. 

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

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. 

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.

Standard reports for lotteries (monopolies)

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.

 

Information about digital signature

Gambling operators who want to obtain a licence to provide gambling subject to a monopoly must integrate a digital signature according to OCES or higher standard in order to prepare their gaming system.

Today, there is only one supplier of digital signature in Denmark who complies with the requirements in OCES. That is NemID which is provided by Nets Danid.

The Danish Gambling Authority refers to:

Nets Danid A/S
Lautrupbjerg 10
2750 Ballerup

Information about Nets 

Information about NemID

Nets support

 

Guides

The Danish Gambling Authority's legal guide

The legislation on all gambling categories

The Danish Gambling Authority's guide on responsible gambling

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. 1262
Af 29 Nov 2019

On payment of fees to the Danish Gambling Authority

Only available in Danish

List of licence holders

Danske Lotteri Spil A/S

Danske Lotteri Spil A/S have a monopoly to provide lotteries such as Lotto and scratch cards. 

Danske Lotteri Spil A/S is a state-owned joint-stock company, with a licence to provide gambling in Denmark and Greenland. The licence is issued by the Danish Gambling Authority and the Danish Gambling

Authority supervises Danske Lotteri Spil A/S.

Below you can read Danske Lotteri Spil A/S’s licences in Denmark and Greenland. 

Licence to provide lottery

For Danske Lotteri Spil A/S in Denmark

Licence to provide lottery and betting on horse and dog racing

For Danske Lotteri Spil A/S in Greenland

Det Danske Klasselotteri A/S

Licence to provide class lottery

For Det Danske Klasselotteri A/S in Denmark

The right to provide class lotteries is reserved to Det Danske Klasselotteri A/S, Landbrugslotteriet, and Varelotteriet. Det Danske Klasselotteri is a state-owned joint-stock company with a licence to provide class lottery in Denmark. The licence is issued by the Danish Gambling Authority and the Danish Gambling Authority supervises the class lottery. The Ministry of Justice supervises the two other class lotteries. Below you can read the licence of Det Danske Klasselotteri.

Almindeligt Dansk Vare- og Industrilotteri (Varelotteriet) 

Varelotteriet holds a licence to provide lottery in Denmark issued by the Ministry of Justice, which also supervises the lottery. If you wish to file a complaint against Varelotteriet, you must contact the Ministry of Justice. 

Contact the Ministry of Justice

Landbrugslotteriet 

Landbrugslotteriet is an independent institution with a licence to provide lottery in Denmark. The licence is issued by the Ministry of Justice which also supervises Landsbrugslotteriet. If you wish to file a complaint against Landbrugslotteriet, you must contact the Ministry of Justice.

Contact the Ministry of Justice