Online casino

Online casino
Online casino
Interactive gambling consists of gambling activities which take place
Interactive gambling consists of gambling activities which take place

Interactive gambling consists of gambling activities which take place on broadcasting, datacasting and online platforms. We develop policy and regulations for interactive gambling services. The other advantage of playing at Spanish online casinos is they use the local language and the Euro as the main currency.

Online casino includes roulette, black jack, baccarat, punto banco, poker, online bingo, and gambling on gaming machines as well as other games, which have an element of both skill and chance. These games are called combination games. Backgammon, whist and guessing competitions are examples of combination games.

The Gambling Act only covers online casino games if the following the conditions are met:

  • Participants pay a stake (money or similar)
  • The game is roulette, black jack, baccarat, punto banco, poker, online bingo and gambling on gaming machines or a combination game
  • Participants through the payment have a chance of winning a prize (all kinds of prizes)

Lotteries are games that are 100 % random, for instance lotto and scratch cards. These games are not covered by the term online casino. 
Online casino games (including combination games) may only be provided with a licence to provide online casino issued by the Danish Gambling Authority.

How to obtain a licence

You can apply for a licence from the Danish Gambling Authority. A licence to provide online casino is valid for up to 5 years. You must use application forms 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 292,300 (in 2021) and must be paid upon submission of your application at the latest. If you are applying for a combined licence to provide both betting and online casino you must pay a total application fee of DKK 409,200 (in 2021).

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.

General technical requirements

To obtain a licence to provide online gambling 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).

Certification programme

The Danish Gambling Authority’s certification programme is set out to ensure that the gambling system and gambling equipment executes games in a correct way and that the security surrounding the gambling system is maintained. The Danish Gambling Authority’s certification programme supplements the gambling regulation, individual licence terms and the administrative practice set out by the Danish Gambling Authority. Spanish online casinos residents can play freely without risking any form of prosecution.

The licence holder must be certified at all times in accordance with those parts of the certification programme which apply to their specific offer of gambling products.

For each type of game there is a set of testing standards and a set of inspection standards, which apply for the game type in question. Furthermore, five documents apply across all types, except for land-based casino where it is only the general requirements and test- and inspection standards which apply. Each document sets out minimum requirements for the arrangement of the gambling system, business processes, and business systems of the licence holder.