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News & Analysis

Personnel Moves - July 2021

Germany's permanent gambling regulator has appointed its top official, PointsBet selects its Canadian leadership and Crown Resorts reportedly drafts in emergency help.

Italian Gambling Reform Needed, Official Says

Italy needs to consolidate 150 gambling-related laws containing 3,000 to 4,000 rules into one all-encompassing code in order to modernize its gambling regime, a regulatory official has said.

European Commission To Examine FDJ State Aid Complaints

The European Commission is investigating whether France’s granting of exclusive rights for 25 years to La Française des Jeux (FDJ) for land-based lottery games and sports betting complies with European Union rules on state aid.

Research & Reports

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.

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 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.

Market Insight — France

French online sports betting continued its positive trajectory in 2019 ahead of a shift in the basis of taxation from turnover to revenue, while lottery monopoly FDJ completed a successful privatisation in what has become a period of considerable flux for France’s traditionally stable gambling market.

EU Online Gambling Outlook 2020

Despite the fact that EU countries are generally some of the most mature markets when it comes to regulating online gambling, a few have yet to issue any licences. In Germany, the latest amendments to the gambling regulatory framework entered into force at the beginning of 2020, allowing for an unlimited number of online sports-betting licences to be issued straightaway.

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.

France - ANJ Online Gambling Report - 2010Q3 to 2021Q2

The French online gambling market is almost certain to breach €2bn for the first time in 2021, aided by sustained channel shift and the French population's proven betting appetite during summer football tournaments. The success of French operators in tapping the country's mass market amid a still challenging tax system for online betting and the absence of casino games may offer a degree of solace to German licensees facing up to a scarcely better outlook despite the legalisation of online slot games.

France - La Française des Jeux Report - 2002 to 2021Q3

Latest quarterly data from La Française des Jeux (FDJ) of France. The data released for the operator contains the following information: Total stakes versus gross gaming revenue, a breakdown of player stakes by gaming type and product line, network indicators, group net profit, online channel indicators, redistribution of stakes and player statistics. There are approximately 615 data points in this document.

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.

IFHA Global Horseracing Report - 2008 to 2019

Latest annual data from the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA). The data released contains the following information: Number of flat and jump races by country and horserace betting turnover, amount returned to bettors and deductions by country. There are approximately 6,130 data points in this document.
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