Data published in the latest annual report of Française des Jeux (FDJ) indicates that the French national lottery operator is continuing to derive the majority of its annual sales growth from lower margin instant lottery and sports betting games.
Loterie Nationale this week reported record annual sales of €1.257bn as strong online gains and a continued upturn in the popularity of Euro Millions draws helped Belgium’s state-owned lottery monopoly to year-on-year growth of 4.9 percent.
Chile’s federally-regulated casino market experienced double-digit contractions in April and March, as the implementation of a new anti-smoking law in March brought a halt to a 32 month sequence of year-on-year gaming revenue growth.
The latest annual survey carried out by the European Lotteries Association has revealed that consolidated sales from 53 lotteries operating within the EU fell 0.7 percent year-on-year in 2012 on the back of a 3.8 percent decline in draw-based sales.
Figures published on Wednesday by the Canadian Partnership for Responsible Gambling show that consolidated gaming revenues across Canada fell marginally in the year ending March 2012, as lottery revenues declined in all 10 of the country’s provinces.
Maryland’s four casinos grew gaming revenues 17.3 percent sequentially to $69.2m in May, as daily table yields at the Maryland Live! casino leapt 55 percent and year-to-date VLT revenues exceeded the state’s fiscal 2013 projection with a month to spare.
Following on from the Dutch government’s publication of a draft online gambling bill in late May, national lottery and sports betting operator De Lotto this week cited a growing supply of unlicensed online providers as one reason for a 3.5 percent year-on-year sales decline in 2012.
In a recently-published overview of the U.S. gaming market, analysts at Goldman Sachs have attributed an on-going deceleration in regional same-store gaming revenue growth to “heightened cannibalisation” caused by six new casino openings.
Having attended this month’s annual Southern Gaming Summit and visited various Gulf Coast casinos, analysts at the Telsey Advisory Group believe that the locals market serving Pinnacle’s L’Auberge Baton Rouge property may not be as large as the operator had envisioned.
Diversified UK gaming and betting group Gala Coral last week reported 9.5 percent year-on-year growth in fiscal second quarter revenue to £311.3m, boosted by a strong contribution from its Coral betting shop estate.