DGOJ Report Reveals Online Players Up 5.8%

December 30, 2019 | Remote Gaming

Betting, bingo and poker are the most popular games

MADRID, Spain (December 27, 2019) — In Spain there are 1.47 million active online players, an increase of 5.8% on an annual basis. This is what emerges from the Report of La Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) on the phenomenon of internet gaming. The 2018 data reveals 83.2% of players are male, while 16.7% are women.

According to the DGOJ the most popular games are betting, casino, bingo and poker. The average expenditure for each player is 449 euros per year, 37.4 euros per month.

As we have done since 2015 – explains the DGOJ – the aim of the study is to provide a complementary approach to the economic dimensions of the evolution of the game activity, in this case from the point of view of consumer behaviour: all this does not give a sample of users, but from the total consumption of online games subject to the DGOJ license.”

As public agents committed to ensuring the social sustainability of regulated games, the analysis of these data is valuable in order to correctly diagnose the challenges that the evolution of this activity through the online channel poses in its evolution. This allows us to identify the regulatory, supervisory and control needs with which we can respond to new challenges and be more useful to the needs of society.”

We want to confirm our commitment to transparency towards this important dimension of the functioning of the market and to promote knowledge of the same by the agents interested in its aspect, not only economic, but also demographic and sociological.”

SOURCE: La Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ).