Spain’s General Directorate for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ) Publishes Its 3Q Report of The 2022 State Online Gaming Market
SPAIN (December 30, 2022) — The GGR for the quarter was €240.83 million, which represents an increase of 18.08% compared to the previous quarter and 31.29% compared to the same quarter of 2021.
Of the rest of the main figures, player deposits and withdrawals, their variation rates increased with respect to the previous year by 26.72% and 24.85% respectively. With respect to the previous quarter, deposits increased by 4.60% and withdrawals decreased by -8.70%. Marketing spending experienced an increase of 7.79% compared to the previous quarter and new accounts decreased by -4.01% compared to the previous quarter. Variations with respect to the same quarter of the previous year are shown in Table 1.
In the analysis of the GGR by game segments, it is observed that:
The €240.83 million of GGR is distributed in €89.04 million in Bets (36.97%); €3.68 million in Bingo (1.53%); €127.95 million in Casino (53.13%), €0.03 million in Contests (0.01%) and €20.14 million in Poker (8.36%).
The betting segment has a growth rate of 46.20 compared to the previous quarter and 48.61% compared to the same quarter of the previous year. Conventional counterpart sports bets increased by 19.21% and direct by 76.04% compared to the previous quarter. Equity horse betting decreased by -33.27% while other counterparty bets increased this quarter by 99.33%.
Bingo has experienced a growth of 9.63% compared to the previous quarter and 4.64% compared to the same quarter of 2021.
In the casino segment there has been a growth of 9.22% compared to the second quarter of 2022 and a positive annual variation rate of 27.55%. This annual growth occurs in slot machines at 27.89% and in live roulette at 37.79%. Compared to the previous quarter, the rate of zar machines increased by 11.76%, conventional roulette by 3.41%, and live roulette by 7.89%.
In this quarter, bankruptcies experienced an increase of 215.95% and a decrease of -72.10% in the annual variation rate. This segment presents an irregular behavior with annual variation rates in the third quarter of 128.23% in 2019; 58.38% in 2020; -91.00% in 2021.
Poker presents this third quarter of 2022 with a decrease of -10.64% compared to the previous quarter and an increase of 2.83% compared to the same quarter of the previous year. Compared to the previous quarter, tournament poker decreased by -13.57% and cash poker by -4.55%. The annual variation rates are positive of 3.95% and 0.80% respectively.
As a result of the movements analyzed, the percentage distribution of the GGR in the different segments in the third quarter of the period 2019 to 2022 is shown in Table 2.
Marketing spending for the quarter it has been €96.31 million, broken down into affiliation expenses €10.34 million; sponsorship €1.78 million; promotions 41.47; and advertising €42.73 million. Compared to the previous quarter, this expense increased by 7.79% and a 7.34% annual variation. Advertising presents positive rates compared to the quarter and the previous year of 35.10% and 18.30% respectively, and affiliates also increase by 31.39% and 19.31% respectively. Sponsorship spending increased by 373.74% compared to the previous quarter and decreased by -12.43% in the annual rate. Promotions decreased by -16.20% compared to the previous quarter and -3.36% compared to the previous year. In this quarter, the promotions are broken down into bonuses released in prizes of €12.20 million and not included in prizes of €29.27 million.
The monthly average of active gaming accounts is 999,322, which implies a decrease of -0.07% compared to the previous quarter and a positive annual variation of 9.18%. The monthly average of new accounts is 109,312 users, with a quarterly decrease of -4.01% and an annual rate of -19.93%.
Of the 78 licensed operators, during the third quarter of 2022 the following operators have had operations for each of the gaming segments:
- Bets: 45
- Bingo: 3
- Casino: 54
- Contests: 2
- poker: 9
SOURCE: General Directorate for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ).Tags: Spain, DGOJ, 3Q 2022