ANJ: French GGR hits new record in 2022
ANJ said much of the GGR was driven by France’s monopoly holders, the National Lottery operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) and Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU).
Together, the monopolies generated €8.2bn in 2022 – 64% of the total GGR.
ANJ said this was helped by the reopening of venues in 2022 due to the end of Covid-19 restrictions.
“These activities show a remarkable level of overall growth compared to last year, benefiting from an environment that has normalised – the reopening of almost all points of sale since June,” said the regulator.
Lottery, meanwhile, generated €5.6bn in 2022, representing a 10.2% rise in revenue from 2021.
For casinos, GGR was €2.5bn during the year, up from €1.08bn in 2021 and just edging up on €2.4bn brought in pre-pandemic, in 2019.
France’s online gaming market GGR increased by 0.8% to €2.18bn, of which 64% was from sports betting, 20% was from online poker and 16% came from bets placed on horse racing.
For online sports betting, ANJ said the GGR hit €1.38bn, another record. Stakes of €8.3% here also represented another record.
Online poker performed best for all online games in 2022 in terms of GGR, hitting €442m – up from €421m in 2021.