There have been reports today that there has been an increase in online gambling activity and opportunities in Nordic countries, particularly with established brands.
The market in the Nordics has been growing at a steady pace and since the start of the year there has been a gradual upturn in the number of people playing casino games for money.
Unlike some parts of Europe, gambling in the Nordic countries such as Sweden and Finland is thriving despite the recent challenges brought about by the pandemic.
Gross gaming revenue fluctuations have been marginal, but when taken in to account the pandemic and overall challenges facing the gaming industry, levels are expected to rise in 2021 onwards.
Currently, it is estimated that the Swedish gambling market is worth around €2.5 billion overall, including both offline and online gambling.
However, the downturn in land-based gambling was made more or less even with the increase in online and digital gaming.
In countries such as Denmark, Iceland and Norway, players are enjoying a wide range of casino games and slots for money, with millions of euro being wagered each month.
However, in Sweden, the audience bucks the trend slightly with strong interest in keno games for money and classic slots.
The majority of classic video slots are focused around the theme of fruit, keeping in trend with land-based fruit machines featuring bell’s, seven’s and cherries.
Some of the most popular classic video slots are Classic Fruits, Chance Machine, Hit It Hard, Three Gems, Triple Dragons and Mystery Joker.
One particular online casino operator that is currently experiencing good strength in the Nordics is LeoVegas, which has a strong share of the market in Sweden and is consistently growing its brand as the industry embarks on a full recovery post-pandemic.
According to reports, established brands within the Nordics region are experiencing a good level of player activity compared with new online casinos, as the audience appreciates and respects established names on the market.