Nine Months In, Loto-quebec Reports A Steady Year

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Mar 3, 2017

Online gambling revenue growth the star of the show

Loto-Quebec, the provincial government-owned gambling monopoly in Canada's Quebec province, has posted its fiscal nine-month results to end December 2016, showcasing a strong performance from the online operations at Espacejeux.
Whilst overall group revenues in the period fell 1.5 percent to Cdn 2.61 billion, with profits down 1.3 percent to Cdn$ 933 million, the online casino enterprise recorded revenue up 26.4 percent y-o-y at Cdn$ 58.3 million; the online lottery division listed sales up 30 percent at Cdn$ 26.8 million; and other online gambling activities brought in Cdn$ 31.5 million – up 23.5 percent.
In the offline activities of the group, lottery sales continued to be the big earner, and although sales were down almost 5 percent year-on-year the vertical still delivered most of Loto-Quebec's revenues at Cdn$ 1.27 billion.
The group's four land casinos collectively generated Cdn$ 619 million (up 2.8 percent) in GGR.

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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.

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