Danish Gambling Authority hands out first licences

denmark flagThe Danish Gambling Authority (DGA) announced today that the first raft of licences have been handed out ahead of the gaming industry market opening on January 1, 2012. 48 licences were given to 31 different companies with an additional seven Danish companies granted one of the income-restricted licences aimed at assisting local firms.

At a press conference announcing the licences, Thor Möger Pedersen, minister for taxation said: “From January the gambling market will be orderly and we will ensure that holders of a betting and online casino licence to operate on the Danish market also contribute to the society. Danes as well as the many associations supported by the gambling market can be joyful.”

Firms to be given licences include 888, Betfair, Bet365, Ladbrokes, PokerStars and Unibet. The full list of licensees, along with which licenses they applied for (B: Betting, C: Casino) is as follows:

888 Denmark Ltd C

Apollo Entertainment Ltd C

Betfair International Ltd B C

Betsson Malta Ltd B C

Bonnier Gaming Malta Ltd B C

Cashpoint Ltd B C

Cryptologic Operations Ltd C

Danbook Ltd B C

Danske Licens Spil A/S B C

Ekstra Bladet Spil A/S C

ElectraWorks Ltd (Party Poker) B C

Entraction Operations Ltd B C

Gnuf Ltd (Gnuf and Betway) C

Hillside (Gibraltar) Ltd (Bet365) C

Hillside (New Media) Ltd (Bet365) B

iGame Malta Ltd B C

I-Gaming ApS C

Interactive Sports Ltd (Sportingbet) B C

Intouch Casino Ltd (Mermaidbet) B C

Ladbrokes International Ltd B C

Megapixel Entertainment Ltd C

Nordic Betting Ltd (Bet24) B C

Nordic Odds Ltd (NordicBet) B C

PKR Technologies Ltd B C

Red Club Gaming Ltd C

Reel Denmark Ltd (PokerStars) C

Scandic Bookmakers Ltd B C

Skill on Net Ltd C


Stanleybet International Ltd B

Unibet (Denmark) Ltd B C

The list of income-restricted licences are as follows:

Aller Media A/S C

Casidio Ltd C

CTRL Mobile ApS C

Don Net Gaming Ltd C

Dumarca Gaming Ltd C

Swush.com ApS B

THWeb Games ApS C