Denmark is an open market for the online casino gambling industry, but only if the casino is licensed out of Denmark itself. The Danish market may sound rather strict, but it is one of the more liberal and accessible online casino markets in Europe. So, if you are a player based in Denmark, what can you expect to be able to play and where?
Online casino Denmark gambling laws
As mentioned, the players in Denmark can gamble at online casino sites. However, the casino they are playing at must be licensed out of the country itself. The gambling laws were changed in 2012 (prior to that, online gambling in Denmark was essentially illegal) and since then, the Danish casino market has opened rather dramatically.
To date, the Danish Gambling Authority has permitted around 30 online casino operators the right to offer their services to players in Denmark. Most of the major brands in the online casino world do offer their services to players in the country, and a good number of Danish operators also run their own casino domains.
Alongside traditional Danish online casino sites, offshore casinos can also be accessed by players in Denmark. In theory, these casinos are not legal, although there are no laws prohibiting players from accessing them. Denmark does, however, have laws which mean that they try and crack down on the operators themselves, offering services to players in Denmark without a valid Danish gambling license. There are 57 operators currently on Denmark’s blacklist of gambling sites. No Danish players should have to worry about that, though.
Banking options for Danish casino players
Players at Danish online casinos should be able to deposit using any payment method, really. At least, any payment that the online casino offers. Quite a large number of offshore casino sites offer the Danish Krone (DKK) as a valid currency option, and naturally, all Danish online casinos will offer this currency option by default.
Players regularly use credit card deposit options such as VISA and MasterCard when depositing and withdrawing at Danish online casinos. Of course, bank transfers are also accepted, although some Danish banks may not permit transactions to casinos, so check with your local Danish bank to ensure that they do before you try it.
Dankort is an ideal banking option for players based in Denmark. This national Danish credit card doesn’t appear at many offshore casinos, but almost all Danish online casino sites accept it. This is ideal for Danes since it does not come with any transaction fees when used for depositing/withdrawing at Danish casinos.
Other popular deposit options which can be used by players at both Danish and many offshore casinos include Skrill, Neteller, Click and Buy, Nordea (a Scandinavian bank), EcoPayz, PayPal, eCheck, Paysafecard and many more.
Danish casino safety and security
A general rule of thumb is that it is better if you play at a casino licensed out of Denmark and regulated according to the Danish Gambling Authority. Failing that, players at another EU licensed casino, as the European Union insists that players have the right to play at EU licensed casino sites, even if the player is based in Denmark. This, of course, puts the European Union at loggerheads with the Danish Government, but that’s not your problem. As long as your chosen casino doesn’t appear on Denmark’s list of 57 blacklisted sites, there’s no reason you can’t play there.
Casinos which are licensed out of non-EU jurisdictions, such as Curacao, Panama and Costa Rica are a lot less secure in terms of what they offer. There are a few cases of casinos out of these jurisdictions offering not being able to guarantee withdrawals, fudging bonus figures or being outright scam casino sites. Players should always do their homework before deciding to play at a non-Danish casino site, and certainly when playing at a non-EU licensed casino.
Mobile casino gaming in Denmark
Denmark has taken to the mobile casino craze. As Scandinavia’s leading casino software developer, Net Entertainment’s NetEnt Touch platform is immensely popular with players in Denmark. This platform specialises in mobile-friendly slot machines and table games, many of which can be found in Danish casino sites. Play ‘n Go, Yggdrasil and other Scandinavian casino giants also produce quality mobile casino games for Danish online casinos.
Danish casino games
Everything and anything is pretty much available at Danish online casino domains. You can find a full-on selection of slot machine games, instant win titles, video poker, baccarat, blackjack, roulette, craps and progressive jackpot games at Danish casinos.
Danes do prefer to play online slots and sports betting game rather than traditional online casino games, although poker titles have proven to be popular. Live dealer casino games are also available to players based in Denmark, with a few smaller casino software providers shelling out quality live dealer games, many of which are streamed from Europe as well.
Although Danish casinos naturally appear in Danish, very few of the games you can play appear in the Danish tongue, and virtually none of the live dealer casino titles can be played in your native language. English is the language most casino games appear in, although, with most Danish players able to speak fluent English, this shouldn’t really concern any online casino players in Denmark.
Online casino bonuses for Danish players
Danish online casino players can often claim considerable bonuses and promotions. However, there are a few kinks which need ironing out. Whilst Danish licensed online casino sites have no problem offering big money bonuses and promotions, offshore casinos can sometimes be a bit finicky about offering Danes access to promotions.
Danish online casino promotions all fall under the regulation and jurisdiction of the Danish Gambling Authority, so are checked for fairness. The same cannot be said of offshore casinos. Players need to check if, as a Danish player, they are entitled to claim welcome bonuses, deposit bonuses, free spins, loyalty bonuses and special one-off promos such as prize draws when they decide to sign up at an offshore casino site.