Spanish Market Progresses

Recovery in online gaming market volume

Fourth quarter 2013 online gaming results released by the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) show a step in the right direction in terms of volume in the Spanish market.

Key Q4 performance figures include:

– Online gaming stakes amounting to Euro 1,472 million, a 13.9 percent increase over the previous quarter.

– A Gross Gaming Revenue increase of 15.6 percent over the previous quarter to Euro 59.9 million.

– Monthly average stakes amounted to Euro 491 million in the 4th quarter (Q3/2013: Euro 431 million)

– Average monthly GGR totaled Euro 20 million in the 4th quarter (Q3/2013: Euro 17.3 million)

– Total number of registered players increased by 9.4 percent compared to Quarter 3, 2013.

– New registered players totaled 137 264 in the fourth quarter (Q3/2013: 135 513), up 9.4 percent

– Total average monthly active players in the fourth quarter of 2013 was 294 477 (Q3/2013: 254 424).

– Online sportsbetting accounted for 48.9 percent of total net income in the fourth quarter of 2013, online poker cash games accounted for 19.3 percent, poker tournaments 9.8 percent, casino games 14.2 percent which broken down into game type – Roulette with 9.4 percent, BlackJack 4.1 percent – and lastly Bingo at 3.6 percent.

– Pari mutuel sports betting and other betting exchanges still represent a modest share of the market (0.01 percent and 0.07 percent, respectively).

Quarter 4, 2013 net income performance split into game type compared to Q3/2013 include:

– An increase in sports betting net income of 19 percent to Euro 29 299 119 (Q3/2013: Euro 24 596 687)

– Horse race betting experienced a rise of 17 percent to Euro 411 941 (Q3/2013: Euro 351 038) but still down compared to Q2/2013 which yielded Euro 430 708.

– Poker amounted to Euro 11 570 962, up 8 percent.

– Poker Cash Games amounted to Euro 5 869 527, up 17 percent.

– Blackjack amounted to Euro 2 447 771, up 7 percent.

Per Annum:

– Total registered players as of December 31, 2013 stood at 1 596 048 (2012: 1 010 820)

– Total number of new registrations in 2013 reached 585,228 .

– Average monthly active players during 2013 stood at 276,958.

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