Danes spent less money on gambling in 2023 than the previous year

18, Mar 2024

In 2023, Danes spent DKK 10.3 billion on gambling. This is a slight decrease of 1.7 per cent compared to the spending in 2022. Since 2018, the gambling spend has decreased every year, except from 2020 to 2021, when there was an increase.


The total gambling spend pr year in DKK billion (2023-prices): 2012: DKK 8.9 billion, 2013: DKK 9.0 billion, 2014: DKK 9.1 billion, 2015: DKK 9.8 billion, 2016: DKK 10.3 billion, 2017: DKK 10.7 billion, 2018: DKK 11.2 billion, 2019: DKK 11.2 billion, 2020: DKK 10.4 billion, 2021: DKK 10.7 billion, 2022: DKK 10.4 billion, 2023: DKK 10.3 billion

Measured by gross gaming revenue (GGR), which is an expression of how much Danes lose on gambling, the largest gambling area in 2023 was once again the lotteries, with a total gambling spend of DKK 3,446 million, followed by online casino, where the spending was DKK 3,077 million. The third largest gambling category was betting, with a gambling spend of DKK 2,180 million. The two smallest gambling areas in 2023 were gaming machines with a gambling spend of DKK 1,176 million and land-based casinos of DKK 362 million. 

Danes prefer online casino

Online casinos have experienced the greatest growth since the liberalisation of the gambling market in 2012. Thus, the area has grown by 192 per cent measured in fixed prices. The gambling category that has had the second largest growth is betting, which has grown by 55 per cent since 2012 measured in fixed prices. Gaming machines, land-based casinos and lotteries have all seen declines since 2012 in fixed prices.


Lotteries made up 34 % of the gambling market, online casino 30 %, betting 21 %, gaming machines 11 % and land-based casinos 4 %

See statistics for the gambling market 2023