Danish gambling revenues (excluding lottery) hit DKK2.88 billion in the first half of 2021, jumping 6.4% from the same period last year.
The largest sector for growth was the sportsbetting industry, which saw revenues climb 23.5% to DKK1.25 billion. Online casino revenues were up 16.2% to DKK1.43 billion. Land-based slot revenues were down 57.4% to DKK163 million, largely due to restrictions put in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Second-quarter numbers saw the huge surge in sportsbetting numbers, due to football matches and other activities being played out. Revenues surged 76.2% to DKK657 million. Online casino revenues were DKK715 million, up 5.9% from last year but slightly below the first quarter.
Land and retail betting numbers improved significantly during the quarter, with slot revenues up 62.5% to DKK163 million, and land-based revenues up 122.5% to DKK37 million.
Land betting numbers are continuing to rebound from lows last year, as more regions open their doors as the Covid vaccination rates rose. Unfortunately, it appears that more tough times may be in play, as the Delta variant of Covid is ravaging the world.