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Spain – Betting revenues in Spain up by over 20 per cent

By - 19 February 2018

According to The Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ) latest report on Spain’s online gaming market Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) stood at €173.3m in the last quarter of 2017 an increase of 38 per cent compared to the same quarter in 2016 and 23.5 per cent higher than the third quarter of 2017.

GGR when compared to the last quarter was up significantly across all types of gaming with the single exception of contests which were down by -24,78 per cent. Sports betting led the pack with an increase of 34.67 per cent, poker (4.96 per cent ), casino (12.97 per cent ) and bingo (14.77 per cent).

When it came to online gambling spend (turnover) casino gaming came in first place (49.89 per cent), followed by sports betting (37.76 per cent), poker (11.57 per cent), bingo (0.72 per cent) and competitions (0.06 per cent). In terms of GGR per segment sports betting was in first place standing at 59.78 per cent, followed by casino gaming (28.5 per cent), poker (8.92 per cent), bingo (1.87 per cent) and competitions (0.92 per cent).

Active customers stood at 676,322 an increase of 10.18 per cent compared to the last quarter. Customer deposits stood at €495.56m an increase of 17.45 percent compared to the last quarter and a 53.18 percent increase year on year.
Of the €15.46m in GGR obtained by poker operators cash poker stood at €6.32m (40.88 per cent) and tournament poker stood at €9.14m (59,12 per cent). Meanwhile GGR for sports betting stood at €103.6m with Live betting accounting for 51 per cent of GGR. Of the €49.4m obtained by casino operators GGR for slots stood at €25.71m (52.04 per cent), Blackjack: €6.19m (12.53 per cent) and roulette: €17.5m (35.43 per cent).

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