Online verticals dominated GGR charts due to lockdown measures in place
January saw the Italian online casino market generating the sum of €162.85m. According to Figures from Agenzia delle dogane e dei Monopoli, processed by Ficom Leisure, online casino and slot operators generated €162.85m ($193m) in revenues. Casino and slot contributed 48.47% of revenue, whilst sports betting weighed in with 42.76%.
When compared to the month of December revenues climbed 6%.
These revenues also saw a sizable 99% increase on the same period in 2019.
Rome and Milan saw demonstrators staging protests in bid to reopen casino and entertainment venues after almost a year of on and off lockdown. Retails betting shops also witnessed closure against COVID-19 countermeasures. Although these venues were closed online sports betting generated €143.6m for the month of January, the second-highest monthly total yet.
The market’s overall GGR stood €335.9m a YOY increase of close to 57%. This remains the record for online gambling as a whole.
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