Denmark iGaming Dashboard – Q2 2018
iGaming Business and Ficom Leisure are pleased to present the Denmark iGaming Dashboard, providing revenue and product metrics on the dot.dk regulated market.
The Fifa World Cup and a strong casino performance saw the Danish market reach its best quarter in terms of GGR since the market was regulated at the beginning of 2012.
Total igaming GGR reached €129.9m in the second quarter, up almost 10% on the €118.3m of Q1 and up 21% on the €107.3m of the second quarter of last year.
Sports betting GGR rose to €57.8m in the second quarter, up almost 20% from the €48.3m of Q1 and more than 25% on the €45.8m of the same period the previous year.
However, the Danes' enthusiasm for the month-long football tournament didn't detract from their devotion to casino, which experienced its best quarter yet with GGR of €67.2m. This was up from €64.2m in the previous quarter and €57.0m in the same quarter last year.
Casino continues to take the biggest slice of the igaming pie in Denmark, and increasingly, the trend is moving towards mobile rather than desktop. In the second quarter, the split between desktop and mobile was 67.1% to 32.9%, with the latter being the highest percentage since the market was regulated.
When it comes to the market's smaller verticals, however, the pattern in Denmark is similar to that seen in other jurisdictions. Although Danish operators have since the start of this year been allowed to offer online bingo, the vertical has gotten off to a shaky start, contributing just €2.0m in GGR in Q1 before falling to €1.8m in Q2.
Poker continued its decline and last quarter the vertical recorded its lowest performance since market liberalisation, falling to €3.3m from €3.8m the previous quarter.
Ficom Leisure also provides exclusive monthly estimates on the Italian online market in the Italy iGaming Dashboard, including operator market shares across casino, sports betting and poker, and on the New Jersey market in the New Jersey iGaming Dashboard. It also provides quarterly figures on the Spanish online market in the Spain iGaming Dashboard.
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