Denmark’s online and mobile casino gaming industry and the regulations surrounding it have undergone numerous changes over recent years, but the country has emerged from each of these in a better state and it is now regarded as one of the most compelling mobile casino gaming markets in Europe for a number of reasons, with a vast range of local and international operators clamouring to enter what has come to be known as one of the most valuable markets on the continent.
Denmark stands out ahead of many other countries when it comes to gambling traditions, as the country has long been known as home to many casino gamblers and sports betting enthusiasts. The number of casinos in the country is in line with most other nations relative to its size, with each of the major cities offering access to a land based establishment in some form. Among the largest and most popular are Casino Copenhagen, which covers over 16,000 square feet and the Royal Scandinavian Casino in Aarhus which serves Denmark’s second largest city.
The appetite for casino gambling is one of several aspects that make the entire country perfect for mobile casino gambling. Indeed, Scandinavia as a whole stands out as one of the most technologically advanced areas in the world, and Denmark certainly does not fall too far behind Sweden and Norway in this regard. Smartphone penetration, for example, is only slightly behind Sweden and ahead of Norway. 2.4 million smartphones among a 5.5 million population put Denmark firmly in the top ten in the world overall and this number looks set to grow immensely over the coming years owing to the fact that, like many European countries, there are more mobile subscriptions overall than people – 7.4 million in all.
Connectivity is also first class. The three largest operators are TDC, Telenor and Telia, and each offers subscribers internet access at a more than acceptable speed no matter where they happen to be in the country. Indeed, Denmark was one of the first countries to adopt the new connectivity protocol on a truly nationwide scale and residents have been enjoying an 80% 3G coverage rate since 2006 – before some other European nations had even introduced the new high speed connections. In the same vein, Telia and TDC already offer 4G connectivity to Danish subscribers, which offers more than enough speed for even the most demanding mobile casino games.
As things stand, Denmark acts as something of an example to the rest of the world when it comes to managing and regulating online and mobile casino gaming, and this is the very reason why we believe that they are one of the best markets for international companies. Rather than banning international providers outright, they invited them to apply for licences within the country to make their activities legal. The good news for Danish players is that licence applications were only turned down in cases where the government did not feel that the operator offered adequate protection for players, something that we fully support. In effect, every international company that wanted to actively seek out Danish players is now fully and legally entitled to do so.
The leading choice for European players when it comes to choosing a mobile casino is CasinoEuro Mobile. Their suite of mobile games is second to none and is based on the Microgaming platform, meaning that players can enjoy a wide range of slots and table games. The site and customer support are both available in Danish, as are the games themselves. Players do not even need to worry about currency conversion fees, as everything from cash balances to promotions are available in Danish Krone. Best of all, the casino and its mobile division are operated by BML, which experienced online players may also know as Betsson. The company holds one of the aforementioned Danish online gaming licences offered by the local government, giving players an extra layer of security and confidence in the knowledge that CasinoEuro mobile has been specifically licenced in their best interests.