The Danish gambling market is one of the most strongly and strictly regulated markets in the EU. The government and the bodies that control this sector are focused mainly on legalizing domestic live casinos and make the application process for offshore ones a bit more complicated.
The Danish Gambling Authority is the body that controls all aspects of gambling in the country. Live casinos, and online gambling in general, were legalized in 2012 when the Gambling Law was passed. Before that, the lottery company Danske Spil had a monopoly on all types of gambling in Denmark.
The Gambling Act of 2012 allows live casinos to apply for a license and get one under several conditions. So, even if the online gambling market is opened up for international live casinos, the process of them obtaining a license is not simple at all. Every operator that applies for a license goes through many extensive checks, and this is very much in favour of Danske Spil.
However, as online gambling is very popular in Denmark, since 2012 many operators applied for such a license, and at the moment there are around 30 live casinos in the country offering their services to Danish players.