Danes Spent Less Money on Gambling in 2023 Than the Previous Year

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In 2023, Danes spent DKK 10.3 billion on gambling. This is a slight decrease of 1.7% 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.

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 3446 million, followed by online casino, where the spending was DKK 3077 million. The third largest gambling category was betting, with a gambling spend of DKK 2180 million. The two smallest gambling areas in 2023 were gaming machines with a gambling spend of DKK 1176 million and land-based casinos of DKK 362 million.

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

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