Gambling spend increases in Q4 2022 compared to 2021

08, Feb 2023

Data from the Danish Gambling Authority shows that the total gross gaming revenue (GGR) for betting, online casino, gaming machines and land-based casino amounted to DKK 1,762 million in Q4 of 2022. It is a year-on-year increase of DKK 76 million corresponding to 4.5 percent.

Covid-19 restrictions affected land-based gambling

In Q4 2022, all four gambling sectors saw a rise in the GGR. For the sectors gaming machines and land-based casino it should be noted that gambling arcades and land-based casinos were closed for a short part of Q4 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions, which did not affect Q4 2022. 

The total GGR in 2022 for betting online casino, gaming machines and land-based casinos amounted to DKK 6.7 billion. It is a year-on-year increase of 8.0 percent. It should be noted that restrictions related to Covid-19 affected the gambling market for a longer period in 2021 than in 2022. A calculation of the increase in fixed prices shows that the GGR of the four sectors has risen by 0.2 percent from 2021 to 2022. 

Data on charity lotteries in 2022 is also included in this edition of the quarterly statistics. Data on monopoly lotteries in 2022, however, is expected to be released in spring. 

Quarterly statistics will be replaced by monthly statistics

The Q4 2022 statistics will be the last of its kind. From now on, the Danish Gambling Authority will release the same data on a monthly basis. The first data from 2023 is expected to be published at the beginning of March. 

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