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Spillemyndigheden registers April GGR decline across most verticals

April’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) for Spillemyndigheden saw a decline across betting, gaming machines and land-based casinos. 

In its latest financial update, the Danish gambling authority recorded a total of DKK 595m (€79.8m) in GGR for the month of April – a decrease from the DKK 640m accumulated in the previous corresponding period in 2023. 

As per vertical, April’s betting operations amounted to GGR of DKK 195m, which represented a 20.92 per cent YoY decline (April 2023: DKK 247m). 

The biggest share of betting’s April GGR was held by mobile betting (70.18 percent), followed by land-based at 15.06 per cent and computer at 14.76 per cent.

GGR from gaming machines was down 7.36 per cent to DKK 86m (April 2023: DKK 104m), raking in an average daily GGR of DKK 3.3m. 

Taking a closer look at the vertical, gaming arcades had the biggest GGR share (79.56 percent). Restaurants produced 20.35 per cent. 

Land-based casino GGR was also in decline, with a total of DKK 31m generated in April – representing a 1.63 per cent decrease YoY (April 2023: DKK 32m). 

Interestingly, April GGR from online casinos performed better than the same period last year, with an uptick of 6.04 per cent generated for a total of DKK 273m (April 2023: DKK 257m).

Within the vertical, gaming machines had the largest share of total GGR at 76.26 per cent, followed by roulette at 7.27 per cent, blackjack at seven per cent, commission at 3.66 per cent, other at 3.17 per cent and bingo at 2.64 per cent.

The April numbers from the Danish self-exclusion scheme ROFUS were also presented, showing a total of 50,740 registrants at the end of the month. These were divided into 32,823 permanently and 17,914 temporarily registered persons.

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