News & Analysis

News In Brief: January 9-January 13, 2023

Another German state says no to online casino licensing, Austrian ministry claims it is still working on a new regulator and Argentina's Supreme Court rules against casino owners in tax case.

Research & Reports

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.

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.

France: Decree to Apply Data Processing Law Published in Official Gazette

On May 30, 2019, Decree No. 2019-536 of May 29, 2019 taken for the application of Law No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978 relating to data processing, files and freedoms was published in the official gazette, and is part of the country's implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Key measures can be summarised as follows:

France: Law to Transpose 5th AMLD Published in Official Gazette

On May 23, 2019, Law No. 2019-486 of May 22, 2019 on the Growth and Transformation of Enterprise (loi PACTE) was published in the official gazette. This law aims to empower businesses to innovate, transform, grow and create jobs. As such, the content is various and regulates social thresholds, incentives and employee savings, social interest of the company, pension savings, as well as a new tax policy focusing on investment to strengthen economic growth.

The following two key points are detailed:

Data & Forecasts

Market Monitor: European Online Gambling

This quarterly report contains a comprehensive overview of available data on the €25bn+ 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.

Betclic Everest Group Report - 2019 to 2022

Latest half-yearly data from Betclic Everest Group via Dutch-listed FL Entertainment. The data released for the operator contains the following information: Net gaming revenue by product category, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margin. There are approximately 80 data points in this document.

France - La Française des Jeux Report - 2002 to 2022

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 700 data points in this document.

European Online Forecasting Dashboard

This interactive dashboard features our country-level market size forecasts for the €25bn+ regulated European online gambling sector through to 2026, with projections split between online betting, gaming and total online gambling.

France - ANJ Online Gambling Report - 2010 to 2022Q3

The French online gambling market cleared €2bn for the first time in 2021, aided by sustained channel shift and growth in betting per active player more so than growth in the number of active players. Successive year-on-year declines in quarterly sportsbook wagers, feeding through to a double-digit decline in overall fourth-quarter revenue, nevertheless serve as warning signs that growth is likely to reverse in the first half of 2022 against tough 2021 comparatives.
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