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Denmark – The return of land-based gaming boost Danish revenues by 22 per cent

By - 4 April 2022

Danish regulator Spillemyndigheden has confirmed that the country’s casinos helped fuel a rebound in Danish gambling revenue which reached DKK538m (€72.3m) in February, marking an increase of 22.6 per cent year-on-year.

With casinos reopening again, slots generated DKK109m and table games generated DKK31m. Online casino revenues fell two per cent to DKK214m whilst online sports betting fell by 17 per cent to DKK184m.

Both gaming machines and land-based casinos saw a fall in the GGR in 2021 of 23.8 per cent and 8.5 per cent, respectively, compared to 2020. It is especially due to the lockdowns part of the Covid-19 measures, which affected both the gambling sectors in 2021 and lasted for more days than in 2020.

On the other hand, the GGR for betting saw a year-on-year increase of DKK 76 in 2021. It should be noted that in 2021, sports events have not been cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19 which affected 2020 greatly. The GGR for online casino increased by DKK 284m from 2020 to 2021, equaling 11.2 per cent. In total for the four gambling sectors,
the GGR increased by DKK 101m from 2020 to 2021. This is an increase of 1.6 per cent.

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