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Gambling Laws in Denmark

Gambling in Denmark is legal under the Gambling Act and the executive orders regarding gaming machines, online and terrestrial betting and online casinos. The only exception from the regulatory force of these documents are the poker tournaments which are subject to the Act on public poker tournaments. The body responsible for the regulation of the gambling activities in the country is the Spillemyndigheden (Danish Gambling Authority). According to the Danish gambling laws, licenses for providing any of the gambling games regulated by the Gambling Act can be obtained by the Danish Gambling Authority. Lotteries are monopolized. The only license holder for this game is the state-owned entity Danske Spil.  

Is Online Gambling Legal in Denmark?

Yes. All forms of online gambling are legal in Denmark, according to the Gambling Act.

Online Casinos in Denmark

Online casinos in Denmark have been present on the gambling market since the beginning of 2012 when the Gambling Act ended with the monopoly of Danske Spil. The Danish Gambling Authority has issued more than 30 online casino licenses so far and some of the most prominent casino sites in Denmark include 888casino and Casumo.

Online Poker in Denmark

There are several online poker sites in Denmark. The most popular among domestic players is Danske Spil which has specialized poker rooms on their website, offering a variety of possibilities of playing online poker. But the Danish online poker scene is being enriched by the recently licensed online casinos, as they are allowed to offer online games such as roulette, blackjack, and poker.

Online Lottery in Denmark

In compliance with the Danish online lottery laws, the online lotto market is monopolized in the country. Online lottery in Denmark can only be provided by the state-owned entity Danske Spil, being the only company offering regular lotto games to the Danish public.

As of May 2019, licenses to organize lotteries for beneficiary purposes have also been granted to three non-profit organizations: Det Danske Klasselotteri A/S, Almindeligt Dansk Vare- og Industrilotteri and Landbrugslotteriet.

Online Bingo in Denmark

Until 2018, Danske Lotteri Spil was the only licensed provider of online bingo in Denmark. But due to the demand to play on foreign websites, the Government liberalized the market. According to the new Danish online bingo laws, international operators can apply for an online casino license as long as they comply with the requirements.

Online Sports Betting in Denmark

There are several licensed online sportsbook site in Denmark. Before 2018, the state-owned Danske Spil also held a monopoly on the offer of dog, pigeon and horse races, but the Government amended the Gambling Act, liberalizing that market as well. Some of the most popular sportsbooks among the residents in Denmark are 888sport or Bet365 Sportsbook.

Online DFS in Denmark

In 2015, the Danish Government received permission from the European Commission to legalize Daily Fantasy Sports for money. This way, online DFS sites in Denmark are able to apply for licenses, being also regulated by the Danish Gambling Authority.