Sweden's Gaming Revenues Rose 5% in First Quarter

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Sweden's gaming revenues rose during the first quarter of 2021, reaching SEK6.25 billion during the period and up 5% from the same period last year.

The numbers indicate growth for the quarter, although numbers were lower than the previous three month period. Gross gaming revenues were SEK3.94 billion for online gaming operators, up 7.4% from last year. Lottery and retail slot operators saw SEK1.4 billion generated, up 24% from last year. Purpose driven lottery games were at SEK858 million, down 0.3%.

Land casinos run by Casino Cosmopol had no revenue due to Covid-19 closures, while bingo games brought in SEK44 million, down from SEK52 million last year.

Restaurant casinos in the country were down 81.3% to SEK6 million.

Sweden has seen some closures due to the pandemic, with thousands of cases on average each day.

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