News & Analysis

European Politicians Keep Gambling Ads In Crosshairs

​​​​​​​Gambling advertising in Europe remains a hot political topic, even as a long-awaited UK fan-led review of football governance fails to flag the sport’s relationship with gambling as a major issue.

News In Brief: October 18-October 22, 2021

The UK regulator is moving forward with a project to overhaul its prevalence surveys, uncertainty in California and more Maryland casinos get sports betting go ahead.

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.

Germany: State Level Regulation of Online Casino Games

​​​​​According to the new 2021 Interstate Treaty on Gambling, regulation of online casinos is left to the discretion of every German federal state. The states may decide to operate them under state monopoly or to issue time-limited licences, the number of which may not exceed the number of licences available to land-based casinos. Games available to be offered do not include virtual slots and poker, which are regulated at a federal level in the treaty. 

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.

German Online Gambling Market: Main Considerations

The new Interstate Treaty on Gambling came into force in Germany on July 1, and as of that day Europe's largest economy and the most populous country ceased to be the biggest grey market for online gambling. It may seem that Germany’s lucrative online gambling market is now ready to welcome operators. However, there are some significant roadblocks that could prevent operators from taking full advantage of the new regulations. There are five main outstanding issues that may still make the market volatile in the coming months and of which operators should be aware.

Data & Forecasts

Germany - Betting and Online Gaming Tax Report - Mar, 2009 to Oct, 2021

Latest monthly Betting and Online Gaming Tax Report data from the Bundesministerium der Finanzen (German Federal Ministry of Finance). The data released for the country contains the following information: Monthly online gaming, betting and lottery tax collections received by the Ministry of Finance and annual betting and lottery tax receipts by state. There are approximately 1,010 data points in this document.

Better Collective Report - 2015 to 2021Q3

Latest quarterly data from Swedish-listed Better Collective. The data released for the company contains the following information: Revenue by source, direct costs, operating profit and profit before tax. There are approximately 250 data points in this document.

Market Monitor: Online Gambling Operator Benchmarking

This report benchmarks key financial and operational metrics across major online gambling operators and suppliers listed in the UK, Sweden and the United States. An interactive dashboard provides visualized cross-operator trends, with rich time series data updated as each company reports, whether quarterly, half-yearly or annually.

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.

Novomatic Report - 2004 to 2021H1

Latest half-yearly data from Austrian-based Novomatic. The data released for the manufacturer contains the following information: Revenues, expenses, operating profit, net income, revenues by business segment & geography and leased, self-operated & sold gaming devices by geography. There are approximately 850 data points in this document.
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