News & Analysis

U.S. Sanctions Bulgarian Exile's Gambling Empire

The U.S. Treasury has launched sanctions against Bulgarian businessman Vasil “The Skull” Bozhkov and numerous related companies, including gambling operators currently active across Europe.

Bulgarian Regulator To Be Eliminated

Bulgaria’s gambling regulator is on the brink of destruction, as parliament approves a bill to transfer its functions to the National Revenue Agency.

COVID-19 Lockdowns Fail To Check Growth In Blacklist Enforcement

The number of blacklisted online gambling domains across 17 reporting European countries, as monitored by VIXIO GamblingCompliance, increased by 17 percent to more than 90,000 during the first half of 2020, despite disruption to normal working patterns.

Research & Reports

Market Insight: European Online Gambling

This in-depth report provides insight into the size, structure and growth of 32 European online gambling markets, containing analysis, updated as new information becomes available, sector themes and key market developments bringing stakeholders opportunities, challenges, tailwinds and headwinds.

Interactive Map: Gambling Advertising Across Europe

Advertising is one of the most hotly discussed topics in the European gambling industry. In this map, VIXIO GamblingCompliance shows the current situation regarding gambling advertising in all jurisdictions. The map highlights the differences among the countries that allow, partially prohibit or forbid gambling advertising.

Market Insight: European Lotteries

This in-depth report provides insight into the size, structure and growth of 30 European lottery markets, containing analysis, updated as new information becomes available, of sector themes and key jurisdictional and lottery-level developments including growth trends by game category and channel shift towards online sales.

Bulgaria: Implementation of the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive

On July 3, 2019, the Council of Ministers introduced before parliament a bill including amendments and additions to the Law on Measures against Money Laundering. This law was adopted in March 2018 to implement the provisions of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4th AMLD).

The bill was introduced to parliament as the existing legislation does not meet all of the requirements of European legislation, and at the same time implements the 5th AMLD, which must be transposed into national law by January 10, 2020.

Market Insight — Bulgaria

Bulgarian state income from gambling grew by 10.8 percent in 2017, preceding another year of strong growth in the country’s nascent online market, which is estimated to have cleared €100m in gross gaming revenue during 2018.

Data & Forecasts

Market Monitor: European Online Gambling

This quarterly report contains a comprehensive overview of available data on the €20bn+ European online gambling sector. Jurisdictional market size figures and year-on-year growth rates are supplemented by an interactive dashboard and standardised, comparable data on betting-gaming splits and online penetration rates.

Market Monitor: World Lottery Association Compendium

This report contains around 40,000 data points across over 150 lotteries and 85 countries, as collated annually by the World Lottery Association. The dataset displays total sales, GGR, digital sales & digital GGR by product category in horizontal time series and filterable table views.

Market Monitor: International Gaming Machine Count

This report displays the most recent tallies of gaming machines, split between casino and non-casino units, across over 100 jurisdictions globally. Visual cross-jurisdictional comparisons of gaming machines by category and population-adjusted machine density are facilitated by an interactive dashboard.

Bulgaria - BTAMOGI Industry Statistics Report - 2008 to 2019

Latest annual Industry Statistics Report from the Bulgarian Trade Association of Manufacturers and Operators in the Gaming Industry (BTAMOGI). The data released for the country contains the following information: State income from gambling, estimated online gross gaming revenue, number of casinos, gaming halls, gaming machines, gaming tables & online gambling licences in issue and numerical game sales turnover from Sports Toto. There are approximately 165 data points in this document.

Bulgaria - DKH Report - 2007 to 2017

Latest annual data from the State Commission on Gambling of Bulgaria. The data released for the country contains the following information: State income from gambling and number of online licences issued by game category. There are approximately 50 data points in this document.
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