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Coljuegos Recorded Record Figures in the First Quarter of the Year

May 1, 2022 | Financial

Collection for exploitation rights reaches 170 billion pesos and transfers to health nearly 267 billion pesos

BOGOTA, Colomba (April 22, 2022) — The president of Coljuegos, César Augusto Valencia Galiano, announced that during the first quarter of 2022 the regulatory entity registered record figures in exploitation rights for games of luck and chance. As of March, he explained, 170,062 million pesos have been collected for national games, which represents an increase of 17% more, compared to the same period of the previous year. Of this total, localized games (including casinos and bingo halls) have contributed 71,525 million pesos, games operated over the Internet, 50,045 million pesos; the Baloto Revancha, 17,703 million pesos; SUPER astro, 29,707 million pesos and promotional games, 1,008 million pesos.

 

 

 

Likewise, Coljuegos records that for the first quarter of 2022 the gross sales of national games grew 54% more when relating it to the same period of the previous year, reaching 14.4 billion pesos, a figure that shows an excellent start to the year and the good moment that games of luck and chance are going through in Colombia. Localized games, where casinos and bingos are located, report sales of 8.7 billion pesos for the first quarter of 2022, and games operated over the Internet, 5.4 billion pesos. The latter, mainly driven by sports betting, virtual slot machines, live casino and virtual roulette. Likewise, the SUPER astro game registered accumulated sales in the first quarter of 2022 for 152,973 million pesos and Baloto Revancha 52. 657 million pesos in the same period. Transfers to the health of Colombians for national games in this first quarter of the year totaled 266,990 million pesos, a record figure for this first quarter, which represents an increase of 242% compared to the same period of the previous year and 4% more than budgeted for this period.

In the case of territorial games, such as lotteries, chance and Raspa y Ready, sales in the first quarter of 2022 reached 794,790 million pesos, which represents a growth of 22.6%, compared to the same period of the year previous. Of this total, the lotteries contributed 162,869 million pesos, the chance 530,743 million pesos and the Raspa y Ready 101,076 million pesos. It should be noted that the game modality called Scratch and Ready, an incentive with immediate prize collection, went on the market in November 2021 and has exceeded sales projections by 193%, thanks to the reception and acceptance in the regions. The transfers to the health of Colombians by the territorial games in the first three months of the year amounted to 115,142 million pesos.

 

 

“The games of luck and chance industry is committed to the reactivation and economic sustainability of the country. At Coljuegos, we will continue promoting the diversification of the games of luck and chance portfolio, the fight against illegality throughout the Colombian territory, and technological modernization to achieve more efficient processes that allow us to continue consolidating ourselves as one of the most important sectors in Colombia. We extend an invitation to all Colombians to opt for games of luck and chance as a legal and responsible entertainment activity, choosing any of the establishments and Internet portals authorized by Coljuegos, because each resource generated from this industry contributes to the financing of the health of Colombians”, indicated the president of Coljuegos,

SOURCE: Coljuegos.

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