Information launched by the Danish Playing Authority exhibits a major decline in playing deposits in the course of the COVID-19 lockdown.
The info exhibits that for the reason that begin of the lockdown in Denmark on 11 March, which closed all land-based casinos and playing arcades, buyer deposits at licensed betting operators within the nation have fallen by 60 per cent.
The cancellation of most sporting occasions has pushed the decline in betting deposits, with out a corresponding enhance in on-line on line casino gaming.
Over the identical 9 March to three Might interval, buyer deposits at on-line casinos elevated by 2 per cent year-on-year, which the regulator attributed to the traditional development of the market.
“It very a lot seems like a few of the measures which have been put in place in reference to the lockdown of Denmark has had an impact on components of the playing market – notably on betting, land-based casinos and gaming machines,” stated Danish Playing Authority director Morten Niels Jakobsen.
“Though it’s nonetheless too quickly to measure the complete impact of the coronavirus disaster on the playing market, it doesn’t seem as if the lower in playing at land-based casinos and gaming machines in addition to betting has triggered a rise in playing on on-line on line casino.”
Lotteries held the biggest share of the Danish playing market in 2019, accounting for 33 per cent of gross gaming income, adopted by betting at 26 per cent, on-line on line casino at 24 per cent, and gaming machines at 14 per cent. Land primarily based casinos accounted for simply three per cent of gross gaming income.
The info additionally exhibits that registrations on the nationwide self-exclusion system ROFUS have remained steady in the course of the lockdown with roughly 23,000 registrations as of 1 Might, whereas calls to the StopSpillet playing helpline decreased in March and April versus the identical months in 2019.