Management at 888 Holdings attributed a 19 percent year-on-year improvement in third quarter casino revenue to strong trading in Spain and Italy, investment in proprietary games and a regular stream of new mobile apps.
Estonia-based casino operator Olympic Entertainment on Tuesday reported 13.5 percent growth in third quarter gaming revenue across its core Baltic markets, bolstered by a maiden contribution from the newly-acquired assets of Latvian operator SIA Altea.
Caesars Interactive Entertainment continues to see strong growth in the revenue it generates per paying player, with new data suggesting that the firm has overtaken Zynga as the largest social casino operator worldwide.
New figures indicate that China’s lottery duopoly grew total sales by 15.4 percent to 291.3bn yuan (US$47.6bn) in the 12 months to August, with strong growth in traditional lottery, sports betting and VLT turnover serving to offset declines in sales of instant lottery games.
UK Lotto sales last week rose by more than 80 percent year-on-year to their highest level since January 2008 as the number of lines purchased by customers fell by just 19.6 percent in the face of a price increase from £1 to £2.
Analysts at Union Gaming believe that this year’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas was characterised by “larger, louder and brighter slot machines”, featuring strong showings from resurgent suppliers WMS Industries and Aristocrat Leisure.
Unofficial figures indicate that Italy’s licensed online casino operators have been unable to build upon an initial burst of growth coinciding with December’s launch of online slots, with revenue within the segment having fallen sequentially in each of the five months to August.
New estimates from GamblingData indicate that Fertitta Interactive’s Ultimate Poker platform saw a sequential revenue decline in August, its first since launching as Nevada’s first real-money poker website earlier this year.
Growth in table game win across Great Britain’s 116 provincial casinos dipped into negative territory in the year to July, though continued strength in London underpinned a high-single-digit improvement across the market as a whole to an estimated £1bn.
Analysts at Macquarie said this week that they are “becoming less cautious” on the U.S. regional casino market after gaming revenue in the space followed two months of negative growth by rising 3.5 percent year-on-year in August.