Land-based gaming rebound sees Danish gambling revenue rise 22.6% in February

Danish land-based gaming has seen a recovery.
Danish land-based gaming has seen a recovery.

A rebound for land-based gaming saw Danish gambling revenue reach DKK538m.

Denmark.- Danish gaming revenue came in at DKK538m (€72.3m) in February. That’s a rise of 22.6 per cent year-on-year, largely driven by a return of land-based gaming. Online casino remained the biggest vertical but saw revenue fall slightly, according to the figures from the Danish regulator Spillemyndigheden.

The return of land-based gaming after restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic lifted total gambling revenue despite a 2 per cent drop in revenue from online casino to DKK214m and a 17 per cent drop in sports betting revenue, which came in at DKK184m.

In the land-based sector, slot machines generated DKK109m and land-based casinos generated DKK31m. Land-based revenue was almost non-existent in February 2021 due to restrictions as a result of the pandemic.

New Danish certifications

Earlier this week, the Malta-based gaming supplier ESA Gaming announced it had gained certification to launch its EasySwipe casino games in Denmark. It will offer the games to sportsbooks as an option to cross-sell.

ESA’s entry to the Danish market follows that of Delasport, which gained GLI certification to offer its online casino, player account management (PAM) and sports betting solutions in the newly-regulated market at the start of March.

Delasport’s sportsbook offering covers betting for 125 sports, 70,000 pre-match and 40,000 monthly live events across 2,000 markets. It has a functionality stack with bet-builder, cash-out and partial cash-out, personal trader and quick bet suggestions.

Last month, the Danish gaming regulator Spillemyndigheden revealed that it had blocked a record number of unlicensed gambling websites in 2021. It also said that channelisation to the regulated sector had reached a record high.

Meanwhile, Danske Spil has reported full-year gross gaming revenue of DKK4.83bn (€650m) for 2021, a rise of 1.9 per cent from 2020. Lottery accounted for DKK2.79bn, an increase from DKK2.63bn in 2020. Danske Licens Spil’s sports betting and gaming products brought in DKK1.82bn.

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