Danish non-lottery gross gambling revenue came to DKK2.88bn (£329.5m/€387.0m/$454.6m) in the first half of 2021, a year-on-year increase of 6.4% driven mostly by growth in sports betting.
Sports betting revenue for the year to date came to DKK1.25bn, up 23.5% from the first six months of 2020, thanks in part to the return of a full calendar of sports.
Online casino revenue was DKK1.43bn, a 16.2% year-on-year increase.
Land-based slot machines were unavailable for much of the first half of 2021, due to restrictions related to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, which were lifted in May. As a result, revenue from the machines dropped by 57.4% to DKK163m.
Similarly, land-based casino revenue also dropped sharply – by 55.5% to DKK37m – due to closures early in the year.
For the second quarter of 2021, sports betting revenue skyrocketed by 76.2% from low levels recorded in 2020, as the vertical brought in DKK657m.
Online casino, meanwhile, brought in DKK715m, which was 5.9% more ..