DGOJ 4Q report 2023: GGR €315.29 million, an Increase of 3.63% Quarter over Quarter and 0.55% Year over Year

February 29, 2024 | Government
State online gambling market. 4th quarter 2023
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SPAIN (February 28, 2024) — The GGR for the quarter was € 315.29 million, an increase of 3.63% quarter over quarter and 0.55% year over year.

Regarding the rest of the main figures, deposits and withdrawals of the players, their variation rates rise in relation to the previous year, 9.36% and 5.25% respectively. With regard to previous quarter, deposits grows 12.45% and withdrawals 19.34%. Marketing expenditure increases 20.91% quarter over quarter and new accounts experiences a growth with respect to the previous quarter, 20.11%. Details are shown in Table 1.

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

The €315.29 million of GGR are distributed among €114.73 million in Betting (36.39%); €3.84 million in Bingo (1.22%); €171.27 million in Casino (54.32%); € 0.05 million in Contests (0.02%) and € 25.41 million in Poker (8.06%).

The betting segment has a positive variation rate of 1.09% quarter over quarter and a decrease -18.83% year over year. There is a fall with respect to the previous quarter in pre-match, -75.98% and an increase in-played sportsbook, 58.13%. Other bets have increased 30.66% this quarter, and horse bets 6.05%.

Bingo has experienced a growth of 5.35% quarter over quarter and 5.96% year over year.

In the casino segment, there has been a rise of 6.87% quarter over quarter and an annual variation rate of 20.23%. Slots has increased 25.86% and life roulette 15.26% year over year. Quarter over quarter, BlackJack slots and life roulette have growth 10.83%, 5.36% and 10.70%, respectively. On the other hand conventional roulette slightly decreases -0.80%.

Contests experienced a rise of 5.11% quarter over quarter and 61.48% year over year. This segment continues an irregular behavior with annual variation rates in the fourth quarter of 75.86% in 2020; -95.65% in 2021; -36.73% in 2022.

Poker presents a decrease of -5.25% quarter over quarter and -2.49% year over year. Poker tournament had a negative variation rate of -8.69% quarter over quarter and -0.50% year over year. Poker cash increases 4.26% compared to the previous quarter and decreases -6.99% compared to the same quarter of the previous year.

As a summary, the percentage distribution of the GGR for the different segments in this quarter of the period from 2020 to 2023 is shown in Table 2.

Marketing expenses has been € 112.97 million in the last quarter. It may be broken down into €13.95 million affiliation expenses; €0.75 million sponsorship; promotions €53.01; and advertising € 45.22 million. Compared to the previous quarter, marketing expenses increases 20.91% and 5.25% in annual variation. Quarter over quarter, Sponsorship decreases -14.40%; Affiliates increases 20.57%; Advertising 35.73% and Promotions, 11.28%. Year over year, Sponsorship decreases -57.59%; Affiliates -5.72%; Advertising increases 16.25% and Promotions, 2.27%. Promotions are broken down into cost of bonus included in prizes, € 13.87 million and cost of bonus not included in prizes, € 39.19 million.

The monthly average of active game accounts is 1,269,585; which implies an increase of 17.26% quarter over quarter and an increase of 6.76% year over year. The monthly average of the new game accounts is 129,207; with a growth of 20.11% quarter over quarter and a decline of -2.31% year over year.

For this quarter, there are 78 licensed operators and the number of active operators by segment is:

  • Betting: 43
  • Bingo: 3
  • Casino: 49
  • Answers: 2
  • Poker: 9


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