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.
GamblingData estimates that the sales per capita generated by Turkey’s soon-to-be-privatised Milli Piyango lags its major European peers by a factor of over 90 percent, underlining the lottery’s scope for growth under new management.
New figures from the UK Gambling Commission show that gross gambling yield swelled to £6.32bn in the year to March as casinos, betting shops, bingo halls, society lotteries, and remote gambling all grew revenues.
Spanish online gaming revenue fell back 6.5 percent sequentially to €51.9m in the third quarter, weighed down by skinny gross win margins coinciding with the start of the 2013/14 football season.
Analysts at Morgan Stanley have warned clients that next week’s launch of real-money online gaming in New Jersey may be hindered by technical hurdles similar to those which blighted the initial implementation of Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges in the U.S.