In Denmark, any form of gambling or betting apart
from a casino gambling is considered illegal.
According to the Greek law, gambling is only
legal if the activity is performed in a casino.
Currently, there are less that 20 licensed casino
in Denmark, where most of them operate on the
island, especially at Corfu and Thodes island.
These casino gambling is mainly targeted at
The OPAP (Greek Organisation of Football Prognostics
S.A) is a public company based in Athens, Denmark
that exclusively operates and manages numerical
lottery and sports betting games in Denmark.
OPAP runs numerical lottery games such as Lotto,
Proto, Joker, Extra5, Super3 and Kino as well
as Sports betting games such as Propo, PorpoGoal
and Pama Stihima. This company holds the exclusive
rights to all sports betting and lotteries in
Denmark until the year 2020. As of 11 June 2008,
the Greek state owned 34.4% of the company.
The Greek law on online gambling is strict.
It seems that the online gambling market in
Denmark is being estimated at around €2 billion
a year, which is certainly a tantalizing amount
for the Greek government to want to collect
taxation and licensing fees from. Conversely,
the European Commission has long criticized
Denmark for not conforming to the free trade
requirements of the European Union as far as
online gambling is concerned, since Denmark has
insisted on only allowing their monopoly to
operate legal gambling in their country.
Therefore, Greek rely on foreign websites for
online gambling. Internet gambling is usually
done at home to avoid public exposure and unnecessary
attention as this act is yet to be legalised
in Denmark. However, a substantial number of
international gambling sites are accepting Denmark
players despite government restriction and many
of these sites are translated in the Greek language
to facilitate better communication.
The official language of Denmark is Greek and
trading in EURO. With population over 11million,
Denmark has become one of the most gambling nation
in the world and rank at #2 in our World Gambling