The DGA's publications
Annually, the Danish Gambling Authority publishes three publications in English.
- The annual report
- The report on illegal gambling
- The Gambling Market in Numbers
On this page, you will also find other relevant publications about the gambling market.
The Danish Gambling Authority regularly release publications on the gambling sector and our work. Read or download publications from 2023
The Danish Gambling Authority's increased focus on illegal gambling sites pays off. Since 2012, 276 illegal gambling sites have been blocked, and more than half have been blocked in the last three years.
The Danes spend less money on gambling products and services than they do in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland. At the same time, gambling in Denmark to a greater extent takes place online compared to many other European countries
Since the Danish Gambling Authority established the helpline StopSpillet in 2019, the advisers have received almost 2,500 calls and chats. The trend is clear: the majority of people with gambling problems have gambled before their 25th birthday.
Increasingly more Danes choose to self-exclude from gambling. In February 2023, the number of persons registered with ROFUS (register of self-excluded players) reached 40,000. Just under two thirds have opted for a permanent exclusion.
Read or download publications from 2022.
Danes’ average gambling spend has increased by about 7 percent since the liberalisation of the gambling market in 2012. The increase is especially due to the higher spending on betting and online casino. Since 2012, the Danes have become wealthier and thus, their gambling spend account for about the same share of the Danish economy as before the liberalisation.
In 2012, betting and online casino were liberalised in Denmark. Data from the Danish Gambling Authority shows that an increasing share of online gambling in Denmark takes place on licensed websites. In fact, the share is among the highest in Europe.
Brief evaluation of the first three years of StopSpillet - the Danish Gambling Authority's helpline on compulsive gambling.
Fact sheet describing the DGA's control with gaming machines in 2020 and 2021
A continuously increasing number of Danes register with the Danish Gambling Authority’s register of self-excluded players (ROFUS). The most recent figures show that 30,451 players have registered with ROFUS. They also show that young men are strongly overrepresented among the registered.
Read or download publications from 2021.
Since the Danish Gambling Authority's helpline, StopSpillet (StopGambling) opened in 2019, the advisers have received 1,185 calls. The calls show, that the cast majority of the persons who have gambling problems are men, who started gambling at a young age.
Since the Danish Gambling Authority’s register of self-excluded players (ROFUS) was established in 2012, an increasing number of Danes have chosen to self-exclude from gambling.
Data from the Danish Gambling Authority shows that most of all gambling accounts for online casinos and betting in Denmark are created by men. At the same time, the accounts are in most instances held by men under 36.
The city court ruled in favour of the Danish Gambling Authority to have a record-breaking number of illegal websites blocked.
Read or download publications from 2020.
Figures from 2019 shows that Danes gambled less than Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland.
After a constant growt since 2012, statistics from 2019 show a small decrease in the Danish gambling market.
Fact sheet describing the development in the Danish online gambling market since the partial liberalisation in 2012.
Fact sheet depicting the development in the Danish gambling market during the first seven weeks of the Danish Covid-19 lockdown
Fact sheet about the blocking of 16 illegal websites
Facts and results from the first year of the helpline StopSpillet
The Danish Gambling Market in Numbers
The Danish Gambling Authority releases The Gambling Market in Numbers annually, which compiles figures and statistics describing the development in the gambling market.
Statistics describing the Danish gambling market in 2022.
Statistics describing the Danish gambling market in 2021
Statistics from the Danish gambling market in 2020.
Report on illegal gambling
Annually, the Danish Gambling Authority publishes a report on illegal online gambling and on our work in the area. Read or download the Danish Gambling Authority’s latest and previous reports on illegal gambling.
Report describing the Danish Gambling Authority's work on illegal gambling in 2022.
This report describes the Danish Gambling Authority’s work with illegal gambling in 2021.
The Danish Gambling Authority reports on its activities during the past year in articles. The annual report includes key numbers and statistics for the present year. Read or download the Danish Gambling Authority’s latest and previous annual reports.
Stories and statistics from the DGA 2020.
Stories and statistics from the DGA 2018.
Stories and statistics from the DGA 2017.
Stories and statistics from the DGA 2016.
Stories and statistics from the DGA 2015.
Stories and statistics from the DGA 2014.
Stories and statistics from the DGA 2013.
Stories and statistics from the DGA 2012.