Statistics for the gambling market Q2 2016

Betting and online casino

Tabel 1

In Q2 the GGR for betting increased 15 per cent compared to the same quarter in 2015. This is a slowdown compared to the two past quarters where the growth rate exceeded 30 per cent but significantly higher than the three first quarters of 2015 where the growth rate was 5-10 per cent.

In Q2 2016 the GGR for online betting was 355 M DKK which is equivalent to 65.5 per cent of the betting market which is an increase from 63.5 per cent in Q1

Tabel 2

In Q2 the GGR for online casino incl. poker grew 18 per cent compared to the same quarter in 2015.  This is less that the five last quarters where the GGR increased more than 20 per cent. 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 nine quarters. This means that online poker has a declining market share for the overall online casino market. In Q2 the market share for poker fell to 10 per cent.

Gambling machines is the biggest online casino game with a market share around 68 per cent in Q1 and Q2 2016. The market share for Roulette (6 per cent) and Black Jack (5 per cent) remain unchanged in Q2 and other games have increased their market share from 9 to 11 per cent.

Tabel 3

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

Tabel 4

The GGR reached 400 M DKK in Q2 2016. This is 15 M DKK less than the same quarter 2015. This is the first time in six quarters where the GGR declines - 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 100 M DKK in Q2 2016. This is the strongest quarter since the quarterly statistics started in Q1 2012. Since Q2 2015 the GGR for landbased casino has generally increased.

Other types of gambling
Data for other gambling types are not available for Q2 2016. The data will be published when they are available.

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