Gambling revenue in Sweden came to SEK24.69bn (£2.11bn/€2.44bn/€2.93bn) in 2020, down just 0.4% from 2019, as online growth cancelled out declines in the land-based sector.
Online betting and gaming made up SEK15.16bn of this total, up 8.1% year-on-year.
Svenska’s Spel’s Tur state lottery and Vegas line of slot machines saw revenue fall by 8.1%, to SEK5.44bn.
The state-owned operator’s Casino Cosmopol land-based casinos, the only such venues in the country, were closed for the vast majority of the year to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). As a result, revenue was down 79.9% to just SEK196m.
Charitable lotteries brought in a further SEK3.55bn, up 4.0% while bingo revenue was down 21.9% to SEK182m. Restaurant casinos brought in SEK166m, down 26.9%.
Spelinspektionen added that, according to analysis from H2 Gambling Capital, unlicensed gambling operators’ revenue from Sweden fell between SEK2.4bn and SEK2.8bn.
Looking only at the fourth quarter of 2020, revenue c..