State-owned operator Danske Spil saw its dominance of Denmark’s online gambling market recede last year, while new figures indicate that the country’s 2013 online sports betting revenues were €10m larger than previously estimated by GamblingData.
Spanish online sports betting revenue edged down 1.5 percent year-on-year to €29.3m in the fourth quarter of 2013, missing GamblingData’s €32m forecast as punter-friendly results at the beginning of the 2013/14 football season offset a quarterly record for amounts staked.
Having significantly increased the magnitude of free bets doled out to its sportsbook customers, UK online market leader William Hill last year experienced its first sequential decline in interim sportsbook net revenue since 2009.
London’s luxury casinos benefited from a major upturn in luck during 2013 as the British terrestrial casino market posted annual gaming revenues of over £1bn for the first time.
Analysts at Eilers Research believe that the muted early performance of online gaming in Delaware may discourage some states from mustering the political capital to regulate the activity.
Digital KPIs published by Ladbrokes on Tuesday showed a dramatic reversal in the firm’s online casino trends and a rare decline in sportsbook actives during 2013.
Growth in the Korean casino market accelerated for the second year in a row in 2013, as a relaxation of visa requirements for Chinese tourists helped consolidated gaming revenues climb 7.6 percent to KRW2,653bn (US$2.47bn).
A preliminary prospectus published by King Digital Entertainment on Tuesday revealed stark differences in the player metrics of the Candy Crush maker and leading social gambling operators Caesars Interactive and DoubleDown Interactive.
Analysts at credit rating agency Fitch believe that New Jersey online gaming revenues remain likely to exceed $200m in 2014, predicting that intensification in operators’ marketing efforts will help support month-on-month growth of at least 10 percent for the rest of the year.
The fourth quarter results of Nordic-focused Betsson and Unibet revealed differing trends in the pair’s active customer bases, as Betsson updated on plans to reduce its reliance on affiliate sites and cut back on “free spin” campaigns for non-depositing players.