Authority cooperation

The Danish Gambling Authority cooperates with a wide range of Danish authorities. The cooperation contributes to the Danish Gambling Authority being able to secure an effective administration. 

The Danish Tax Authority (SKAT)
The Danish Gambling Authority has a close cooperation with the Danish Tax Authority on a wide range of issues. The Danish Tax Authority collects taxes and duties in the gambling area. Gambling providers must therefore be registered for the gambling duty at the Danish Tax Authority.  You can read more about registration on the Danish Tax Authority’s homepage on gambling duties (only available in Danish) under Links. 

As a player you must pay income tax of some of the prizes and winnings won through gambling. It is the Danish Tax Authority which administrates and collects taxes of prizes and winnings. You can read more about the taxation of gambling on the Danish Tax Authority’s homepage on prizes, winnings and rewards (only available in Danish) under Links. Special rules apply to poker games, which you can read more about under Links. 

If you have any questions about the above, please contact Danish Tax Authority at telephone no. +45 72 22 18 18.

The Danish Consumer Ombudsman 
Besides the Act on Gambling the marketing of gambling is also regulated by the Marketing Act which is supervised by the Danish Consumer Ombudsman. The Danish Gambling Authority therefore cooperates with the Consumer Ombudsman in order to secure that the gambling providers on the Danish marked comply with the marketing regulations. You can read more about the cooperation and the regulations of marketing of gambling in Newsletter no. 7 which you can find under Links. 

Other authorities 
With regards to the fight against match-fixing, the Danish Gambling Authority and the Ministry of Taxation together with the Ministy of Justice are represented in a government formed working group within the Ministry of Culture. The Danish Gambling Authority cooperates with the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority regarding the prevention of and fight against money laundering and terrorist financing in the area of gambling. Furthermore, the Danish Gambling Authority cooperates with the Police in cases where there have been violations of the Act on Gambling.