Danish Decline In Online Poker Revealed

Published Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - Online-Casinos.com
Danish Decline In Online Poker Revealed

Denmark has been a progressive country when it comes to online gambling regulation. Their format for liberalization of online betting has become a model for other countries taking the change on.

The Danish Gambling Authority recently revealed figures that have shown that gross gaming online poker revenues in Denmark has dropped in the second quarter of this year. Danish poker revenues in the second quarter totaled around $8.9 million, a fall from the $9.8 million reported during the same time in 2012.

The decline seems to be only with the poker sector with other forms of online wagering in Denmark have increasing over the same period. Gross online casino revenues for example, increased from about $41.5 million to $44.3 million in the second quarter of this year. Online sports revenues, went from $46.9 million to $59.2 million in Q2, an increase of 26 percent over last year. This represents a 17 percent increase in total online gambling revenues in Denmark in the last quarter.

The positive surge for the online gambling industry in Denmark is great but for the declining interest in the game of poker. A possible explanation for the declining poker fortunes in Denmark is that it may be part of a trend away from poker. France and Italy have also been affected by this trend seeing declines in poker revenue while other gambling venues continue to grow.

Poker is still very popular in Denmark and other countries and has massive followings all over the globe. The decline in poker doesn’t signal a problem in the online gambling industry it may only mean the game is going through a saturation phase or the players are just more interested in other ways of betting. Online gambling offers an enormous number of venues that are less knowledge based, and for some more entertaining.

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