Online casino

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 315,300 (in 2024) 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 441,400 (in 2024).

If you apply for a renewal of your licence, you must pay an application fee of DKK 126,100 (in 2024). 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 157,700 (in 2024).

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

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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 company applying for a licence 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 will assess 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 with 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. 

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).

These documents provide you with an overview of 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 - online casino

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

Standard reports for 03 online casino

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. 

When you have obtained a licence

Payment of fees

If you have a licence to provide online casino you must pay a fee depending on the gross gaming revenue for the calendar year. The fee must be 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 regarding 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 supply of gambling

Form 2-05

Form 2-05 Report about supply of gambling

No later than 14 months after a licence for online casino has been put to use, the licencee must submit a report on the supply of gambling to the Danish Gambling Authority. You must use form no. 2-05. Below you will find a list of enterprises that are approved to complete the report about supply of gambling. You can 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: 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 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. 

The Danish Gambling Authority's guide on duty of disclosure when marketing and advertising gambling
Guidelines about supply of guessing competitions

This guideline is intended for citizens and companies who are interested in providing guessing competitions in Denmark

Guide on registration of a company in order to pay gambling duties
Guide on Bluewhale

How to receive and send messages using Bluewhale

The Danish Gambling Authority's guide on responsible gambling
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. 1274
Af 29 Nov 2019

On online casino

Only available in Danish

Provision of online 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. 

Read more about prevention of money laundering


Read the Danish Gambling Authority's newsletters about online casino legislation.