A developed Nordic Country, Denmark is considered as one of the pioneers of the online Gaming Industry. Denmark boasts of a very vibrant economy and a per capita income which is one of the highest in the world. The County is also favored as a business destination owing to the favorable business laws and the recognition of business registrations in other jurisdictions across the globe. Denmark is a member of the European Union and Europe’s most powerful country. The difference between poor and reach is smaller than in most other countries. Denmark is also known as one of the happiest countries in the World.


Denmark Online Casino license Overview

Two types of licenses can be issued for online gaming in Denmark: Online Casino license and Betting license.

The Online Casino license allows for organizing Combination Games (Backgammon, whist, and guessing competitions) and some other games such as roulette, blackjack, baccarat, punto banco, poker, and gambling on gaming machines. Games that are based 100% on chance are not covered under this license.

A betting license covers events where players make guesses about the result of an event such as a game of football. However, there are limitations to betting licenses and horse and dog races, pigeon racing, results on lotteries, and other randomly generated events that are not covered under the license.

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Denmark Online Casino license

Online gambling has been legalized in Denmark since 2012. A Denmark Casino License is issued by the Danish Gambling Authority known as ‘Spillemyndigheden’. It works in close cooperation with other government agencies including the taxation authorities and the Danish Tax and Customs Administration and the Danish Business Authority. Danish authorities have made it very clear that only sites that have received a license from within the country borders are considered legal to play at.

There are two types of licenses: Online Casino license and Betting license. Remote Gaming in Denmark is broadly covered under the Gambling Act. However, both Online Casino and Betting have specialized legislation. While Online Casino licenses are covered by the Executive Order on Online Casinos, online betting is covered by the Executive Order on Online Betting.

What is the process to obtain a Denmark Online Casino license?

In order to obtain a Denmark license, applicant needs to complete application process. DGA (Danish Gambling Authority) grants licenses to both online betting operators and online casino operators. The application is made on two main forms:

  • Appendix A contains details on individuals applying for licenses
  • Appendix B contains information about the games to be offered and the registration of players.
Additional forms may need to be submitted for ‘Key Persons’ of the companies who will manage the operations. After acquiring the licenses registrations also need to be made with the Danish Business Authority and the Tax Administration.

What are the requirements for a Danish Online Casino license?

Denmark is renowned as a destination that promotes Offshore Gaming through highly transparent and flexible criteria. The four broad qualifications for obtaining a license for remote Gaming in Denmark are:

  • The applicant must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
  • The applicant must not be under guardianship or requested guardianship (samværgemål).
  • The applicant must not have filed a petition for restructuring, bankruptcy, or debt relief or be subject to restructuring, bankruptcy, or debt relief proceedings.
  • The applicant must not have any debts outstanding to public authorities.

Requirements for companies remain the same except for the age and guardianship criteria. However, for companies, members of the company’s executive board and its board of directors must meet the same requirements as an individual as mentioned above. There is no requirement for the person to be a citizen of Denmark or for a company to be registered in Denmark. However, for Greenland, local company registration is required.

How to obtain a Danish Online Casino License?

The Danish Licensing process both for online casinos and betting is based on specialized legislation that has been designed to secure the interests of all stakeholders, i.e. players, businesses, and the government. A license application in Denmark is a well-drawn-out and specialized process. Empire is one of the most renowned firms working in Gaming Laws under Danish Jurisdiction. A renowned Gaming Professional Services & Advisory Firm, it has a team of Gaming experts with years of experience in Danish Licensing Procedures and Registrations. Depending upon your choice of the type of license, the experts at Empire can guide you with your exact documentary requirements and the nuances of the application. You can reach the Online Gaming License experts at Empire through our website and by email at We offer clear written contract agreements mentioning the applicable charges including the refund policy, in the unlikely event that the application is unsuccessful.


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