Danish regulator to launch tender for three land-based casino licences

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The Danish regulator, Spillemyndigheden, will launch a second tender for three new land-based casino licences in Vejle, Aarhus, or Odense.

At the end of 2016, the Danish regulator ran a tender for the three licences, together with licences for two casinos in Copenhagen and North Zealand.

However, while the licences for Casino Copenhagen and Casino Marienlyst in Elsinore were renewed, the applications for the new licences were rejected on the grounds that they were insufficient in their scope.

Recent figures released by Spillemyndigheden have shown that online gaming revenues surpassed those of Danish land-based casinos for the first time last year.

Online casinos generated DKK1,806m (E241m) in GGR in 2017, a rise of 15.6 percent or DKK234.5m from 2016. Meanwhile, GGR for the seven land-based casinos fell by 1.3 percent to DKK375m (E50.7m) in 2017.

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