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Denmark – Land-based casinos help drive 7.4 per cent increase in Danish gambling spend

By - 15 September 2022

Data from the Danish Gambling Authority’s quarterly statistics has confirmed that the total gross gaming revenue (GGR) for betting, online casino, gaming machines and land-based casino in Q2 2022 amounted to DKK 1,688m.

This is a year-on-year increase of DKK 116m, equaling 7.4 per cent. The total increase was boosted due to land-based casinos, gambling arcades and bars being open for all of Q2 2022, while they were closed for a period of Q2 2021 as a consequence of Covid-19 measures. Not surprisingly, this caused an increase in the GGR in Q2 2022 for gaming machines and land-based casinos on DKK 165m and DKK 60m, respectively compared to Q2 2021.

Both betting and online casino saw a fall in spending in Q2 2022, by DKK 93m and DKK 7m, respectively, compared to Q2 2021. This equals a fall of 14.1 per cent and one per cent. In total, the spending on
betting and online casino during the first six months of 2022 has fallen by 9.2 per cent and 1.8 per cent, respectively, compared to the first six months of 2021.

More than 30,000 people have self-excluded from gambling via the Danish Gambling Authority’s register of self-excluded players (ROFUS), Danes can self-exclude from online gambling and gambling at land-based casinos either temporarily for 24 hours, one, three, or six months, or permanently. Every year since the establishment of the register in 2012, the number of self-excluded players has increased. As of June 1 2022, the number of players registered with ROFUS was 33,648. 25,564 of the registered players were men. This equals 76 per cent

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