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Online Gambling Revenue Increasing in Denmark

Online Gambling Revenue Increasing in Denmark

Until 1st of January 2012, Denmark didn't have any real laws on the area of online gaming, making it difficult for the players of the small country to figure out where they were allowed to play online. Most players used the safe choice and went with "Danske Spil", partially owned by the state, to avoid getting back taxes or any other problems.

Since the legislation however the Danish people has gotten a much wider choice of sites to play legally on, which now shows in the gaming revenue. The gross gaming revenue for 2013 amounted to DKK2.375 billion, a DKK330 million increase compared to 2012 despite a large decrease in the revenues of online poker.

The revenue for online poker only hit DKK195 million in 2013, where it was DKK220 million in 2012. This shows that the legislation and the missing value for the Danish players isn't making poker as fun as it should be and provides a real issue for the poker only providers. Large spread problems with the "nem-id" system is also to blame for a big part of the decrease in revenues.

Betting had a good year with DKK1.385 billion in revenues against DKK1.175 billion in 2012. For casino games, 2013 had DKK990 million in gaming revenues, while 2012 had DKK870 million. Overall a large increase in gaming revenues for the small Scandinavian country and if the poker product can be improved, the numbers might look even better for 2014.

News by Daniel Allermand
Daniel Allermand - Reporter

Daniel Allermand is a freelance writer, with more than 4 years of experience in the industry as an operator, affiliate and poker player. Daniel has decided it was time to try and bring more coverage about the industry to the general public by writing articles about everything from poker to casino.


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