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Online casino increases fail to offset Danish betting decline in fourth quarter

Danish gambling saw its gross gaming revenue fall by 3.9% in the final quarter of last year as a rise in online and land-based gaming failed to offset a decline in sports betting activity.

In the last quarter of the year, in the four reporting segments of betting, gambling, gaming machines and land-based casinos, revenues fell to DKK 1.69 billion (£192.22 million sterling) against DKK 1.73 billion (£196.52 million).

During the fourth quarter of 2021, betting is just the aforementioned segments to report a decline in GGR, having fallen 18.3% year on year to DKK583m (£67m) from DKK726m. DKK (£82.13m) to record its second highest performance of the year following Q2’s DKK657m.

Online casinos were up 7.16% year-on-year to close in the largest of the four sectors with DKK723m (£81.8m), with the GGR by game type showing slot machines game in the lead with 73.24%.

This is ahead of roulette (9.68%), blackjack (7.73%) and others (4.85%). Commission was 4.5%, with mobile being the most dominant channel having accounted for 60.18% of stakes and desktop with 39.82%.

Gaming machines were up less than a percentage point in the fourth quarter to close at DKK269m (£30.43m). Gaming arcades were the most dominant place of use after accounting for 76.41%, with restaurants at 23.59%.

Land-based casinos climbed 21.94% year-on-year to end the last quarter of 2021 with revenue of DKK84m (£9.5m), from DKK69m (£7.8m). sterling) recorded a year earlier.

Full-year revenue closed slightly up 3.35% at DKK6.21 billion (£702.5 million) from DKK6 billion (£679.17 billion). ), with lockdowns as part of COVID-19 mitigation measures affecting terrestrial entities during 2021 after lasting more days than the previous year.

Online casinos accounted for 45.29% of the total figure, ahead of the 38.86% of bets and exceeding the 12.31% of slot machines and the 3.53% won by land-based casinos.

Betting closed the year with a 5.1% increase in GGR to DKK 2.41 billion (2020: DKK 2.29 billion), due to a higher percentage of sporting events in progress per year. compared to the cancellations in progress in 2020.

In line with the quarterly ranking, igaming proved to be the leader for the full year, with revenues up 13.27% from DKK 2.48 billion (281.15 million pounds) to DKK 2.81 billion (£318.49 million).

Slot machines were the most dominant type of game with 74.04%, ahead of roulette (9.27%), blackjack (7.63%) and others (4.39%), 60.12% of wagers being made through mobile channels, as opposed to via computers (39.88 percent).

Gaming machines fell 22.43% year-on-year to DKK 765 million (2020: 986 million), due to the impact of ongoing lockdown measures which were in place until the first quarter of 2021 Games arcades were the main place of use with 76.55%, ahead of restaurants 23.45%.

Land-based casinos, which were also facing ongoing COVID mitigation measures, were down 6.79% year-on-year, from DKK236m (£26.7m) to DKK220m (24 .89 pounds).