The tax cuts implemented in July for Spain’s regulated igaming operators seem to have boosted the dot.es market in the third quarter of this year
iGaming Business and Ficom Leisure are pleased to present the Spain iGaming Dashboard, providing revenue, product and player metrics on the dot.es regulated market. The data is updated quarterly following the official release of the figures by Spanish regulator the Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ). The tax cuts implemented in July for Spain’s regulated igaming operators seem to have boosted the dot.es market in the third quarter of this year, as had been widely anticipated. Although on a monthly basis July, August and September individually were unable to top the record-breaking €66.6m in GGR pulled in during June as the World Cup got under way, overall the third quarter was almost 9% stronger than the second quarter of this year. The €182.2m in GGR last quarter also represented a 29.7% rise on the same quarter the previous year. Interestingly, however, the rise in GGR between the second and third quarters of this year came despite a fall in both the number of active players and the number of newly registered players over the same period, suggesting a smaller group of players was spending more. It was betting, followed by casino, that led the market upwards during the July to September period, with the former up 11.8% on the previous quarter and the latter up 7.4%. There’s still little effect filtering through on the poker front from the shared liquidity pact between Spain, France and Portugal, with GGR remaining flat over the period. Ficom Leisure also provides exclusive monthly estimates on the Italian online market in the Italy iGaming Dashboard, including operator market shares across casino, sports betting and poker. It also provides monthly estimates on New Jersey in the New Jersey iGaming Dashboard and quarterly estimates on Denmark in the Denmark iGaming Dashboard. European corporate advisory firm Ficom Leisure is a specialist in all segments of the betting and gaming sector.