Denmark’s Gambling Market Enjoys Growth
Denmark’s gambling market enjoyed another period of growth in 2017, with lotteries the major contributor to a licensed GGR total of DKK9.2bn (£1.07bn). The Danish Gambling Authority’s annual report showed that the overall GGR figure was up by DKK0.3bn (£0.03bn) from the previous year, with revenues from lotteries totalling DKK3.1bn (£0.36bn) and betting DKK2.3bn (£0.27bn). In the past six years, the report stated, total annual GGR in Denmark grew 22.9 per cent, or DKK2.7bn (£0.31bn). The online casino market grew to be worth DKK1.8bn (£0.21bn) in 2017, up from a DKK0.9bn (£0.1bn) total in 2012, while revenues from land-based casinos rose to DKK345m (£40m) in 2012 to DKK375m (£43.6m) in 2017. GGR from gaming machines fell from DKK145m (£16.87m) in 2012 to DKK116m (£13.5m) last year. Much of the growth stems from operators active in the Danish market before 2012, though only eligible for a Danish licence since that time. Prior to partial liberalisation, only the primarily state-owned Danske Spil A/S was licensed to offer betting in Denmark.