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.
Genting’s Resorts World New York (RWNY) last year cemented its position as the largest U.S. commercial casino by gaming revenue outside of Nevada, while new entrant Maryland Live! settled in third place in its first full year of operation.
U.S. regional gaming revenues edged up 0.5 percent to $27.48bn in calendar 2013, as the cannibalisation effect of new gaming capacity in Maryland and Ohio caused the number of states reporting year-on-year declines to rise to 13 from seven in 2012.
Deutsche Bank analysts have written this week that an existing “dichotomy” between U.S. slot and table game trends favours regional operators with a higher reliance on table game revenue and adds to the bear case for challenged gaming suppliers.
An Autumn 2014 introduction of slot games would help Spain’s undersized online casino market almost double in size by 2015, according to the latest Data Forecasting report from GamblingData.
Analysts at Union Gaming believe that the Las Vegas Strip’s widely-expected strong start to 2014 will mark the beginning of a favourable run of convention demand into 2015.
GamblingData estimates that, having bought out joint venture partner Playtech in April and focused resources on the development of mobile gaming, William Hill suffered a 12 percent year-on-year fall in revenue from desktop casino, poker and bingo in 2013.
William Hill assumed in-play football leadership in the second GamblingData In-Play Tracker (IPT) report of the 2013/14 season, while a dramatic rise to prominence from Paddy Power and Sky Bet served to further disturb the top-end of the football rankings.
Inland Chinese provinces outpaced the country’s more wealthy north-eastern regions during a stellar 2013 in which Welfare and Sports lottery sales broke through the $50bn barrier and matched the 18 percent year-on-year growth achieved in 2012.
Analysts reacted cautiously to Tuesday’s announcement that New Jersey’s recently-launched online gaming market generated revenues of $7.4m in December, with some market-watchers labelling the early figures as “disappointing”.