Revenues at Denmark’s six land-based casinos have remained relatively steady in recent years. In 2015 they generated earnings of €58m, 3.5 percent more than in 2013.
Denmark’s casinos have been noticeably more popular with customers and visitation has climbed by nearly 10 percent in the past two years, with a total of 452,000 individual visits to casino premises in 2015, compared with 412,000 in 2013.
The sector now employs an additional 20 staff, bringing the total number of full-time employees to 300, a seven percent increase since 2013.
The online division of the former Danish monopoly Danske Licens Spil dominated the licensed online market in Denmark, holding what is believed to be a more than 50 percent market share.
However, in April 2016, the Danish government and four supporting parties suggested it was in favour of privatising the state-owned company, which also has 4,400 betting outlets.
Although online licensing for sports betting and online casino games came into effect in 2012, casino revenues have remained largely unaffected.
Denmark’s casinos are subject to stringent requirements relating to the registration of customers, including video registration, and for the storing of data.
Every guest must provide identification on request and every casino must record information about every arriving guest’s name, address, and date of birth, nationality (no longer required) and an indication of each guest’s arrival time. The casino must store this information for five years.
Casino staff are subject to additional requirements and may not participate in games at the property.The Danish Gambling Authority is in charge of supervising the machine market as a whole.
Beginning with online gambling, a Register of Voluntary Excluded Players (ROFUS) has been established in Denmark and land-based casinos will be included in ROFUS as of autumn of 2016Players can directly register themselves on the system After five years the information is automatically deleted and the player can again visit casinos. Online operators are obliged to verify whether a player is registered on this self-exclusion system.
Temporary exclusions are also possible and cannot be for less than one month or more than one year. Players can also choose a shorter break of 24 hours, dubbed the cooling-off period.
Legal Gambling Age: 18 Years Old
Smoking Ban: Partial; smoking cubicles are allowed
Terrestrial:Multiple licences (7)
Online: Multiple licences (not capped)
Terrestrial:Casinos may offer any casino related game without prior approval
Online:The licence allows roulette, blackjack, poker and similar games as well as gaming machines offering cash winnings.
Market Protection Measures / Tools to Tackle Illegal Gambling:Website blocking is permitted along with advertising restrictions on unlicensed operators. Online payment blocking, while permitted, is not used.
Currency : Danish krone (DKK)
(Source:The World Bank)
GNI (2014, Local Currency, Millions): 19,18,751
Internet Penetration (Internet Users): 96%
(Source: The World Bank)
Mobile Penetration (Mobile Cellular Subscriptions): 126%
(Source: The World Bank)
Doing Business Ranking (June 2015):3
(Source: World Bank Group)
Last Updated: May 2019