European Online Gambling Growth Continued In 2016

Researchers estimate revenues climbed 6.6 percent

Respected online gambling research group Eilers and Krejick say that online gambling revenues in Europe grew by 6.6 percent year-on-year despite restrictions in Portugal, Poland and the Czech Republic, which spokesman Adam Krejcik said cost operators around Euro 500 million.

The E & K study found that bet365 leads the market in the region, with an 8 percent market share, but that the largest online gambling firm is the recently merged Paddy Power Betfair group, which has 7 percent of the market.

Krejick suggests that there could be fewer than three operators active in every European nationally regulated market, noting that at present Amaya is the only group in such a position.