December saw the regulated Italian online market record its highest monthly return in 2017 of €157.87m, driven by casino and sports betting
December saw the regulated Italian online market record the highest ever monthly return of €157.87m driven by casino and sports betting. The performance saw the dot.it market reach €1.31bn for the year, 31% up on last year, according to estimates exclusively provided to iGaming Business by leading gaming sector advisory firm Ficom Leisure. Online casino was up 30% year-on-year and 21% month-over-month to € 58.56m, while sports betting hit €83.19m off a 17.3% margin. PokerStars returned to the top of the market share rankings for online casino, a 9.3% share of activity enough to overhaul Lottomatica, which claimed 8.4%. In sports betting, the tussle for supremacy between Bet365 and Planetwin365 continued, with Planetwin365’s share of 15.1% enough to take it back ahead of Bet365’s 14.5%. Click on the drop down options below to compare how Italy’s igaming market has performed on a monthly or annual basis. Revenue figures for online-only sports betting start from October 2016, with operator market shares from May 2017. All data and figures are provided by leading European corporate advisory firm Ficom Leisure, a specialist in all segments of the betting and gaming sector.