Italian online sector declines as retail reopens in June | Online casino


The return of retail sports betting boosted gross gaming revenue in Italy in June, but the country’s online betting and gaming sectors recorded their lowest revenues of the year so far in the month. .

June saw the first month of retail betting activity since October 2020. This reopening – plus Euro 2020 – helped boost sports betting income in the highest total since October and the third best month of all. time with € 215.8million (£ 184.7million / $ 254.3million).

However, with the return of the retail industry, online revenues have declined. Total online gaming revenue was € 263.2 million, the lowest total since November 2020, with online sports betting reaching its lowest total since September 2020 at € 102.5 million. euros.

Revenues from online casinos and slots also fell to their lowest level since November 2020, to € 134.0 million. However, this total was higher than every month up to and including November 2020, showing the rapid rise of online casino over the past two years.

When it comes to market leaders, PokerStars has remained in the lead in casinos, recovering its 10% market share after falling below that level in May. Sisal’s market share, second, also increased, but Lottomatica – which was sold in May to private equity fund Apollo Global Management – saw its share drop to 6.67%.

In sports betting, the return of retail has led to the return of regular customers of sports betting stores to the sector, mainly allowing online brands to increase their share of the online sports betting market. Bet365 returned to first place with 13.4%, after placing sixth in May. Snai retained second place while former leader Sisal slipped to third place.

Across the sports betting market as a whole, the return of retailing has enabled Snai to become the market leader, ahead of Goldbet in second, followed closely by Sisal.

When it comes to poker, market leader Pokerstars had by far its lowest tournament market share since the scoreboard began, although its gambling share rebounded.

All data and figures of the regulator are processed by the European leader in business consulting Ficom Leisure, specialist in all segments of the betting and gaming sector.

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