Denmark is a country whose residents have a soft spot for online gambling. The gambling sector keeps hitting new record highs, but let’s see how liberalisation was achieved in the once monopolistic Danish casino segment.
In this page we’ve reviewed the best online casinos to play in Denmark based on few main criteria – Security and license, welcome and loyalty bonuses provided, games selection, deposit/withdraw methods and customer support.
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The short version is YES. Online gambling is legal on the territory of Denmark. If you want to know some additional details and caveats, you’d better read the long version, though.
The Danish gambling market used to be largely untapped with Danske Spill being the only organisation allowed to provide residents with gambling services. Back in 2012, the Danish Gambling Act came into force and the local market was opened for other operators.
Currently, the Danish Gambling Authority oversees all gambling activities the operators provide. The poker tournaments, however, are not regulated by the Danish Gambling Act, but by the Act of public poker tournaments.
Although Danske Spill has lost its monopoly position, it is still an influential force in the animal race betting. However, other operators are now enabled to apply for a licence and provide sports betting services to Danes.
In order to obtain a license from the Danish Gaming Authority, online casinos must comply with a long list of requirements. At the same time, the Danish gambling authorities make no compromises with illegitimate international casinos. The unlicensed operators are immediately forced to cease operations as an attempt to protect the Danish customers against misuses and minors from eventual compulsive gambling disorder.
Danish Gaming Authority requirements for future casino licensees
To apply for a licence and be allowed to operate on the Danish gambling market, online casinos must fulfill the following requirements:
The website is translated into Danish
The customer support speaks Danish
The available games are appealing to Danish customers – for example, the site offers bets on the parliamentary
Elections in Denmark or bets on Danish sports events
Casinos accept DKK and DanKort debit card payment system
Casinos have advertising campaigns published in Danish media
Online casino payment methods for Danish players
The most common payment methods for Danish players are PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, Neteller, Moneybookers, Click and Buy, Click2Pay, Entropay, Bank Wire Transfer, Intercash.
As mentioned above, the casinos operating in Denmark, must accept DKK, so Danish players avoid the currency conversion fees. Sometimes, deposits and withdrawals are a subject to a small fee, but in most cases, it is not the casino itself but the bank that imposes the fee.
Danish Gambling Market Statistics Infographic
Enough reading? Take a look at the infographic we’ve prepared for you telling some numbers about Danish Gambling Market in the last few years.