Italy: Casino sets record total for third consecutive month | Finance


Slots and online casinos generated record turnover of 162.85 million euros for Italian licensed operators in January, up 6% from the previous month and 99% on a year-over-year basis annual.

PokerStars, the market share leader in casinos and slots, has been the main beneficiary of the vertical’s explosive growth over the past two months, raising 11% or nearly € 18 million of that total in January (see graph 7).

This pushed the total online GGR for the market for all products to 335.9 million euros, only improved by the December 2020 total (Figure 1).

In a month where betting shops remained closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, January 2021 saw sports betting operators generate the second highest monthly total of 143.64 million euros (Chart 6).

Bet365, which rose from first to sixth in the online betting rankings in November and December as competitors from land-based shops migrated online bettors, rebounded in January, increasing its market share by two points. percentage to 12.2% over the month (graph 8).

This was enough to bring it back to third position behind Sisal and Snai, with 12.8% and 12.4% market share respectively.

Online poker continued to rebound under lockdown, albeit at a slower pace than in November and December, with tournament revenues increasing 6% from the previous month to € 12.96 million and gambling revenues of 6.5% to 8.84 million euros (Chart 2).

PokerStars held a dominant 52.9% stake in the tournament and 43.5% of the ring game GGR in January (Charts 10 and 11).

Scroll down the infographic to follow the market and product growth since 2016, as well as operator shares in casinos, betting and poker since 2017.