Danish gambling market dips 2.8%

Finance News

For the third time, the Danish Gambling Authority releases the report “The Gambling Market in Numbers”, which provides an overview of the year that has passed on the Danish gambling market. 

Among other things, the report reviews the development in the various gambling sectors in 2022. It also includes key figures for ROFUS (register of self-excluded players) and StopSpillet, the Danish Gambling Authority’s helpline about responsible gambling. 

In the last months of 2022, the World Cup took place, and in this connection, the report takes a closer look at the Danes’ spending on betting. Data clearly shows increased activity on the betting market the days when Denmark played. 

In 2020 and 2021, Denmark was highly affected by covid-19. The gambling market was di- rectly affected by covid-19 restrictions, when restaurants, gambling arcades and casinos were closed for some periods of time to prevent the spread of the virus. This, naturally, af- fected the gambling spend on the land-based gambling market. In 2022, the lockdowns lasted for a shorter while compared with the previous years, when gambling arcades and ca- sinos were closed for no more than January. Naturally, this caused a significant rise in the GGR for gaming machines and land-based casinos.

All in all, the total GGR for the Danish gambling market in 2022 amounted to DKK 10.1 billion, which is a year-on-year fall of DKK 287 million, corresponding to 2.8 percent. Thereby the in- crease in GGR for gaming machines and land-based casino was not enough to cover the fall in GGR for both betting, online casino and lotteries.

Measured in GGR, lottery was the largest gambling sector of 2022 as were the case in 2021 The sector accounted for DKK 3,381 million, corresponding to 33 percent of the gambling market. Together, online casino and betting made up just over half of the gambling market.