Spillemyndigheden reveals 4.65% uptick in Danish gambling revenue

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Denmark’s Gambling Authority, Spillemyndigheden, has published a year-over-year GGR improvement of 4.6 per cent across the industry in March. 

Publishing data for March 2024, Spillemyndigheden reported that the total GGR came in at DKK 627m (€84.06m), up 4.6 per cent in comparison to March 2023’s DKK 599m (€80.2m). 

This figure also represents consecutive months of growth for Denmark’s gaming ecosystem, rising by 6.63 per cent from February 2024’s DKK 588m (€78.83m). 

March GGR was driven by growth across online casinos, land-based casinos and gaming machines, but the nation’s betting segment did decline slightly in comparison to the same month in 2023.

Looking at GGR share, online casinos took the majority with a 49.41 per cent share, followed by betting with 29.01 per cent, gaming machines with 16.95 per cent and land-based casinos with 4.5 per cent.

Online casino GGR in March came in at DKK 310m, an uptick of over 20 per cent YoY (March 2023: DKK 257m). Of the vertical’s GGR, 76.4 per cent of GGR came from slots, followed by 6.74 per cent from roulette and 6.57 per cent from blackjack.

As the only vertical to witness a decline, betting GGR in March fell by 14.8 per cent to DKK 183m (March 2023: DKK 214m). For this segment, 62.53 per cent of GGR came from mobile, with land-based betting contributing 23.23 per cent and computers contributing 14.24 per cent.  

Land-based casino’s GGR in March rose by 12 per cent to DKK 28m (March 2023: DKK 25m) with an average daily GGR during the month of DKK 900,627.

Gaming machines GGR also increased, reaching DKK 106m to gain a 2.91 per cent advantage on the previous year’s DKK 103m. The segment’s average daily GGR came in at DKK 3,244,115. 

As for the authority’s self-exclusion programme ROFUS, Spillemyndigheden noted that the number of people registered in March was 50,070, with 32,261 permanently registered. 

In addition, the StopSpillet gambling helpline held 32 helpline conversations during March, with players making up 62.5 per cent of the total conversations, followed by relatives at 31.3 per cent and consultants at 6.3 per cent. Meanwhile, 228 other conversations with StopSpillet occurred during the month. 

Last month, Spillemyndigheden issued three orders and a reprimand to Mr Green Limited for breaching the country’s anti-money laundering act.