Statistics for the gambling market Q1 2016

Betting and online casino

Tabel 1

The quarterly data is based on duty payments from all license holders.

In Q1 the GGR for betting increased more than 30 per cent compared to the same quarter in 2015. This is equal to the growth rate in Q4 2015 but significantly higher than the three first quarters of 2015 where the growth rate was 5-10 per cent.

In Q1 the GGR for online betting was 370 M DKK which is equivalent to 63.5 per cent of the betting market measured in GGR

Tabel 2

In Q1 the GGR for online casinos grew more than 25 per cent compared to the same quarter in 2015.  This is the fifth quarter in a row in which the GGR is more than 20 per cent higher than the same quarter last year. Before 2015, the quarterly growth rate compared to the same quarter last year was usually around 10 per cent.

The GGR for online poker has remained relatively stable around 40-45 M DKK for the last eight quarters and the online casino growth is driven by other casino games. Gambling machines is by far the biggest online casino game with a market share of around 68 per cent in Q1 2016.

Tabel 3

Gaming machines
In March 2016 there were approximately 25,500 gaming machines in gaming halls and restaurants.

Tabel 4

The GGR reached 380 M DKK in Q1 2016. This is 10 M DKK higher than the same quarter 2015. This is the fifth quarter in a row with an increase in GGR – compared to the equal quarter the year before.

Land based casinos
There are seven land based casinos located in Copenhagen, Elsinore, Odense, Vejle, Aarhus, Aalborg and the ferry Pearl Seaway between Copenhagen and Oslo.

Tabel 5

The GGR for land based casinos increased to 95 M DKK in Q1 2016. The GGR for land based casinos increased 20 M DKK from Q1 2015.

The total gambling market

Tabel 6

More statistical details are available for online casino and betting. This statistics covers;

  • Weekly data for GGR from betting and online casino
  • Size of the betting and online casino license holders
  • Payout ratio for betting and online casino
  • Games with commission (online poker)
  • Data from ROFUS

The statistics is based on 2012-2016