Q2 2020 statistics affected by corona lockdown

24, Aug 2020

Today, the Danish Gambling Authority has released statistics of Q2 2020. Among other things, the figures show that several gambling sectors have been affected by the corona lockdown. For instance, the total gross gaming yield (GGR) in the second quarter of 2020 has dropped compared with the same period in 2019. 

Casinos, gambling arcades with gaming machines etc. have been closed during most of spring to prevent the spreading of Covid-19. At the same time, betting offers have decreased drastically, because many sports have been cancelled or been put on hold, which meant that there were fewer matches and sports results to bet on than before the partial lockdown of Denmark.

The corona lockdown is clearly reflected in the Q2 2020 figures, as the sectors betting, gaming machines and land-based casinos have seen drastic decreases in the gross gaming revenue. During the same period, online gamling has not increased significantly. 

You will find the current statistics on the Danish Gambling Authority's website under News, where the quarterly statistics are available. Here you will find the most recent figures for each gambling sector via a Power BI report and compare these with the previous years, all the way back to 2012. 

The report also shows the development in ROFUS (register of self-exluded players) and the Danish Gambling Authority's helpline StopSpillet (StopGambling). 

View the quarterly statistics for Q2 2020 under News.