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Directorate-General for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ) Release 2nd Quarterly Report 2021

September 25, 2021 | Financial

SPAIN (September 22, 2021) — The GGR for the quarter was € 215.96 million, which represents a decrease of -10.05% compared to the previous quarter and an increase of 3.38% compared to the same quarter of 2020.

Of the rest of the main magnitudes, deposits, and withdrawals by players, their variation rates decreased compared to the previous quarter by -8.44% and -4.10% respectively. Marketing spending experienced a -13.38% decrease compared to the previous quarter and new accounts decreased -45.29% compared to the previous quarter. The variations with respect to the same quarter of the previous year are of increase in all concepts and are shown in Table 1.

In the analysis of the GGR by gaming segments, it is observed that:

The €215.96 million of GGR is distributed in €91.96 million in Bets (45.58%); €3.27 million in Bingo (1.51%); €99.88 million in Casino (46.25%), €0.51 million in Contests (0.23%) and €20.34 million in Poker (9.42%).

The betting segment has a decrease rate compared to the previous quarter of -16.62% and an increase of 34.95% compared to the same quarter of the previous year. Conventional counterpart sports bets decreased by -8.98% and live bets decreased by -13.30% compared to the previous quarter. In this quarter, mutual horse racing bets increased by 23.08%.

The bingo has experienced a decrease in the -9.19% over the previous quarter and the -35.28% over the same quarter of 2020.

In the casino segment, there has been a growth of 0.37% compared to the first quarter of 2021 and a positive annual variation rate of 6.73%. This annual growth occurs in slot machines with 12.08% and in live roulette with 11.92% and their quarterly variations are 6.09% and -6.18% respectively. In this quarter, conventional roulette increased its rate with respect to the previous quarter by 0.44% and has a decrease of -27.42% in the annual rate.

The contests experience in this quarter decreased -70.82% and the -87.09% in annual variation. This segment presents an irregular behaviour with annual variation rates in the second quarter of -68.04% in 2018; 60.75% in 2019; 588.67% in 2020.

The poker presents the second quarter of 2021 decreased -18.48% from the last quarter and the -46.74% over the same quarter of the previous year. Both cash poker and tournament poker decreased, which registered a quarterly variation rate of -8.93% and -21.93% respectively. Compared to the same quarter of the previous year, cash poker decreased by -52.13% and tournament poker by -44.08%.

As a result of the movements analysed, the percentage distribution of the GGR in the different segments in the second quarters of the period 2018 to 2021 is shown in Table 2.

Marketing spending in the quarter was € 128.41 million, broken down into € 10.02 million affiliation expenses; € 7.56 million sponsorship; promotions 49.21; and advertising € 61.61 million. Compared to the previous quarter, this expense decreased by -13.38% due to the decrease in all items. Compared to the previous year, the rates are positive in all types of marketing. In this quarter, promotions are broken down into bonuses released in prizes € 21.71 million and not included in prizes €27.50 million.

The monthly average of active gaming accounts is 991,196, which implies a decrease of -11.39% compared to the previous quarter and an annual variation of 54.17%. The monthly average of new accounts is 231,167 users, with a quarterly decrease of -45.26% and an annual increase of 67.60%.

Of the 80 licensed operators, during the second quarter of 2021 the following operators for each of the gaming segments had operations:

Stakes: 45

Bingo: 3

Casino: 52

Contests: 2

Poker: 9

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SOURCE: Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOA).

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