European Online Gambling Growth Continued In 2016

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Mar 31, 2017

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.

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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