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June 12, 2023

Danish Gross Gambling Revenue Posts Steady Numbers in Spring 2023

Emily Thompson
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The Danish Gambling Authority had initially been publishing gambling statistics every quarter. But that has since changed, with the regulator looking to provide monthly statistics from January 2023. This means interested parties can now swiftly access the numbers on Spillemyndigheden’s website, the Danish national gambling regulator. 

Danish Gross Gambling Revenue Posts Steady Numbers in Spring 2023

According to the market regulator, sports betting and online casino games are the pillars behind the growth of the gambling sector. The new numbers from Spillemyndigheden show consistency in the sector’s gross gambling revenue (GGR). 

The GGR from sports betting, online casinos, land-based casinos, and gaming machines increased by 14% year-on-year from DKK 525 million (€70.4 million) to DKK 599 million (€80.4 million) in March 2022 and March 2023. This number is slightly higher than the DKK 595 million in January 2023

Sports betting posted the most impressive growth at 38%, with the gross gambling revenue jumping from DKK 155 million (€20.8 million) to DKK 214 million (€28.7 million). Similarly, the report shows a 14% growth in GGR from regulated online casino sites. These websites improved from DKK 226 million (€30.3 million) in March 2022 to DKK 257 million (€34.5 million).

Meanwhile, the performance of gaming machines and land-based casinos in Denmark was unimpressive. In the latest report, the country’s gaming machines recorded a 6% GGR decrease from DKK 110 million (€14.7 million) to DKK 103 million (€13.8 million). In addition, land-based casinos experienced a 26% slump from DKK 34 million (€4.5 million) to DKK 23 million (€3 million).

The Rising Numbers in April 2023

Interestingly, an impressive trend was also visible in April 2023, with sports betting gross gaming revenue increasing by 11% year-over-year. The country experienced a betting revenue surge from DKK 222 million (€ 29.8 million) to DKK 247 million (€ 33.1 million). Likewise, online casino revenue expanded by 6.3% from DKK 242 million (€ 32.4 million) to DKK 257 million (€34.5 million).

Like March, the GGR from land-based casinos dropped by 8.9%, from DKK 35 million (€4.7 million) to DKK 32 million (€4.3 million). At the same time, the GGR from gaming machines decreased by 6.7% from DKK 110 million to DKK 103 million (€13.8 million), maintaining the same numbers as March 2023.

The total GGR for April 2023 as reported by the Danish Gambling Authority was DKK 639 million (€85.75 million). This marks a 4.8% increase compared to last year when the regulator reported DKK 609 million (€81.7 million). 

Lastly, the Danish self-exclusion program, ROFUS (Register of Voluntary Excluded Players), registered 42,029 members by the end of April 2023. That’s an increase from the 40,000 Danes reported at the end of March.

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Emily "VegasMuse" Thompson is a seasoned online casino enthusiast from down under. With a keen eye for details and an inherent knack for strategizing, she has turned her passion for the online casino world into a successful writing career.

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