Danish casinos pressured to shut

Consistent with the nation’s new novel coronavirus (Covid-19) measures, brick and mortar gaming venues in 38 municipalities throughout Denmark will briefly shut from Wednesday, December 9, in line with a Monday announcement from the Danish Playing Authority (Spillemyndigheden). 

The brand new closure order that was issued by the Danish authorities is in impact till January 3, 2021, and applies to casinos, playing arcades, and eating places, and covers Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense and several other municipalities in Area Zealand (Area Sjælland), in line with the press launch.

Doable extension:

Additionally required to stay shuttered till not less than January are cultural facilities and indoor sporting occasions. In the meantime, it is usually doable the federal government will prolong nationwide security measures till late February, with these to incorporate social distancing and restricted gatherings.

The announcement comes at a time when purposes for brand spanking new brick and mortar casinos together with on-ship casinos within the nation are reportedly being accepted by Spillemyndigheden. In October the applying course of began and is predicted to run till January 29, 2021. Casinos desirous to open on board Danish ships are additionally topic to the identical utility time interval. Licenses for land-based are legitimate for as much as 10 years.

Presently, Denmark has eight license holders for land-based casinos, with two of the eight on board ferries, whereas an extra on line casino was set to open by the yr’s finish in Copenhagen however the opening has been delayed.

GGR up:

Based on a supply, Q3 2020 gross gaming income (GGR) from land-based casinos in the Scandinavian county’s just lately revived gaming market was DKK 87m ($14.16m), up considerably from DKK 16m reported in Q2. Different will increase have been seen from gaming machines, which introduced in GGR of DKK 334m, versus DKK 332m recorded in This fall 2019. In the meantime, land-based on line casino’s common day by day GGR was reportedly DKK 711,348. 

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