Simon’s Guide to Online Casinos in Greenland

Nuuk, the capital of Greenland with a mountain in the background

Nuuk, the capital of Greenland

 

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in Greenland. Find out what the best casinos and online casino sites are in Greenland, or learn more about the legal status of casino gambling in the country.

Online casinos in Greenland

Legal status: legal

Online casino gambling is legal in Greenland, and regulated by order number 67 of 25 (Bekendtgørelse nr. 67 af 25.) January 2012. Online casino gambling in Greenland is supervised by the Danish Gambling Authority, Spyllemindigheden.

Greenland is an autonomous country within the Danish Realm, which means that the Greenlandic head of state is the Danish Queen Margrethe II. Greenland has two representatives in the Danish parliament, and has its own parliament chosen by popular vote as well. Greenland has the right to legislate for itself, though it often adopts Danish laws.

The Danish Gambling Act of 2012 was adopted into Greenlandic law with some modifications. Similarly to Denmark, online casinos are very well-regulated, especially when it comes to identification and minimum age, which is 18. The online casino sections also regulate self-exclusion from online casinos and the way various information has to be made available on the online casino sites. This includes players’ gaming history as well as the specifications of bonuses offered.

The Greenlandic online casino regulation is practically the same as the Danish law much praised for its handling of online casino gambling. Since the law came into effect, the Danish Gambling Authority has issued over 30 online casino licences.

None of these licensed operators, however, were based in Greenland. Still, while this means Greenlandic gamblers have no real local option for online casino gambling, they are free to play on online casino sites licensed in Denmark.

In fact, individual players are not prosecuted for playing in online casinos unlicensed in both countries. This means that Greenlandic players may freely access any international online casino site. While Denmark has a blacklist of such unlicensed sites, there have been no news of online casinos being blocked for players from Greenland.

 

 

 

Online casinos accepting players from Greenland

 

Here’s a selection of online casinos I’ve tried and recommend wholeheartedly. Choose from these trustworthy online casinos available in Greenland, or read on to find out more about the legal status and history of gambling and casinos in Greenland!

Banner for the Betsson online casino, which is available to players from Greenland

Betsson online casino accepting players from Greenland

Banner of the Betsafe online casino, which accepts players from Greenland.

Betsafe online casino accepting players from Greenland

Banner of the Casino Euro online casino, accepting players from Greenland

CasinoEuro online casino accepting players from Greenland

Banner of the Black Lotus online casino accepting players from Greenland.

Black Lotus online casino accepting players from Greenland

Banner of the Lotus Asia online casino, acceptin players from Greenland.

Lotus Asia online casino accepting players from Greenland

Banner of the 32 Red online casino, which accepts players from Greenland.

32Red online casino accepting players from Greenland

Banner for the BGO online casino, available to players from Greenland

BGO online casino accepting players from Greenland

This the banner ad of Gt Bets online casino. The online casino accepts players from Greenland.

GT Bets accepts players from Greenland – accepting Bitcoins as well

 

 

Land-based casinos in Greenland

 

Similarly to online casinos in Greenland, brick and mortar casinos are also legal and regulated in the country. There is a dual licensing process in the sense that while land-based casino gambling is regulated locally, casino licences issued by the Danish Gambling Authority are also accepted.

Even though brick and mortar casinos in Greenland are, in theory, legal, there are currently no licensed casinos in Greenland. This could be explained by a lack of demand, as the population of Greenland is only about 55000 – in fact, Greenland is the least densely populated country in the world.

However, this lack of casinos in Greenland is paired with a surge in problem gambling. Unlike Denmark, dice and card games are outlawed in Greenland, which accounts for the lack of real casinos. Slot machines, on the other hand, can be found in bars throughout the country.

Local groups regularly organise gambling events in Greenland. These range from legal games, such as bingo, to illegal events including dice and card games. The Greenlandic government has not exactly been successful in shutting down illegal gambling, which raises the question of whether legal, organised casino gambling might actually have a positive effect on the gamblers of Greenland.

 

 

Other forms of online gambling in Greenland

 

Most forms of online gambling are not specifically regulated in Greenland, which also means they are not prohibited. While there are no licensed online bingo operators in Greenland, for example, locals are free to play on online bingo sites licensed in Denmark, or even unlicensed online bingo sites.

Lottery is probably the most popular form of gambling in Greenland. Greenland does not operate its own lottery, but the Danish national lottery, Danske Spil is available to Greenlandic players and it is very popular. As online lottery is a monopoly in Denmark, this is officially the only way for Greenlanders to participate in online lottery draws, but playing on international online lottery sites is also not punished in any way.

Online sports betting is regulated in Greenland, but the situation is pretty much the same as with other forms of gambling. Officially, operators would have to be licensed in order to offer online sports betting in Greenland legally. In practice, no such licences have been awarded, and locals are free to play on any international online sports betting sites.

 

 

 

This article supplements the general guide to the legal status of gambling in Greenland.

 

Simon’s Guide to Land-based and Online Casinos in Greenland is part of Simon’s Online Casino Guide.

 

Last updated: 2017-08-26

 

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Simon's Guide to Land-based and Online Casinos in Greenland
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A guide to the legal status of online gambling and online casinos in Greenland, including the correlation between Danish and Greenlandic online casino regulation.
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