Online boosts november in Italian market

News on 11 Dec 2018

Italian gambling regulator AAMS released November’s overall market performance this week, detailing a lagging retail sector boosted by online results.

Licensees generated revenues of Euro 148.5 million during the month (Nov 2017: Euro 147 million and Oct 2018: Euro 133.7 million).

Online sportsbetting revenues reached Euro 65.1 million, up 5 percent Y-o-Y in contrast to retail revenues which declined almost 2 percent to Euro 83.4 million.

Year to Date, in terms of revenue, online amounted to Euro 583.7 million, an increase of 25.5 percent, retail reached Euro 791.4 million – up 22 percent,  and the total market reached Euro 1.39 billion, also up 22 percent.

PokerStars led the online casino sector during November, claiming a 10.6 percent market share that delivered revenues of Euro 57.2 million, up 14 percent.  The Stars Group brand was followed by Lottomatica and Sisal.

It was a close race in the online betting sector with PlanetWin365 leading the pack with 14.95 percent of total online revenue during November, very closely followed by bet365 with 14.66 percent, Snaitech with 11.3 percent, Eurobet with 9.9 percent and Sisal with 7.3 percent.

Pokerstars led a flailing online poker sector.  Total cash game revenues were down 10.2 percent while tournament revenues sank 2.9 percent.

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