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”.
Denmark’s regulated online gambling market is estimated to have passed the €200m mark in its second full year of operation and is set to grow at a healthy average annual rate of 6.5 percent over the next three years, according to a new forecasting report from GamblingData.
While Ohio last year became the twelfth commercial gaming state to generate annual gaming revenues of $1bn or more, market participants will now be seeking to capitalise on the closure of the state’s much-lamented internet café market after missing initial forecasts.
An increase in ticket prices from £1 to £2 in 2013 brought a halt to four consecutive years of UK Lotto sales contractions, with turnover from the National Lottery’s flagship product having grown by a quarter since October’s re-launch.
New data suggests that EuroMillions ticket sales fell by around 6.8 percent in calendar 2013, marking the pan-European draw’s first year-on-year decline since 2007 and only the second since its inception in 2004.
An agreement providing expanded access to the online game portfolio of International Game Technology (IGT) helped Canada’s Loto-Québec register its highest ever quarterly online casino revenues in the three months to September 2013.
With interest among younger players waning amid a proliferation of desktop and mobile betting opportunities, analysts at Credit Suisse have written that non-casino electronic gaming machine (EGM) participation is in decline in Australia and New Zealand.
GamblingData estimates in a new Data Forecasting report that the recent launch of Italy’s Palinsesto Supplementare system will help gross gambling yield (GGY) from regulated online sports betting grow 11 percent year-on-year to €218.3m in 2014.
The share of total sports revenue accounted for by Betfair’s revamped sportsbook passed the 10 percent mark in the year to October 2013, with management on Tuesday acknowledging some degree of cannibalisation in the firm’s flagship exchange offering.