While sales of its core number lottery games fell for the third consecutive year, Slovakian state lottery operator Tipos enjoyed double-digit growth in revenue from internet games in 2012, driven by upside in online roulette.
Casino patrons in the Midwest states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Missouri are visiting gaming properties less frequently but are spending more gambling dollars on a per visit basis, according to monthly casino statistics analysed by GamblingData.
City of Dreams, Galaxy Macau and Venetian Macau were the standout performers during an interim earnings season in which Macau’s 11 major casinos reported 25 percent year-on-year growth in consolidated EBITDA to just under US$4bn.
Ladbrokes followed high street rival William Hill in reporting a year-on-year decline in weekly machine yields for the first half of 2013, as the pair’s combined gross win from machines exhibited negative sequential growth for the first time since 2009.
The Dutch online gambling market is expected to generate €266.5m in gross gambling yield in 2015, the first year under a recently-proposed licensing regime, before rising to almost €370m in 2016, according to a new report from GamblingData.
Double-digit growth in both casino and poker revenue helped 888 Holdings meet analyst expectations in the second quarter of 2013, though the firm’s chief executive lamented a “saturated” bingo market in which 888 saw returns fall 23.9 percent year-on-year.
After triple-digit growth in mobile sports betting turnover helped William Hill's online sportsbook overtake its casino segment in the first half of 2013, the firm now aims to generate 40 percent of its online gaming revenue from mobile devices by mid-2015.
U.S. regional gaming revenues crept up 1.9 percent year-on-year to $7bn in the second quarter of 2013, though weak same-store trends meant that the market fell back 2.9 percent when stripping out the contribution from the country’s newest gaming states Maryland and Ohio.
GamblingData estimates that Sky Bet climbed two places to third in the UK online casino market in 2012, after the overall brand delivered what was termed by management as a “stand-out performance” during fiscal 2013.
New data released by the Michigan Gaming Control Board shows that Detroit’s casino market fell to a near four year low in June, coming one week after negotiations over casino tax revenue took a central role in proceedings as the ailing city filed for bankruptcy protection.