Last year, online games accounted for 23.2% of total gambling revenue in 28 EU member states and almost 50% of the global gambling establishments. According to data published by the European Association of Gambling and Betting, the EU is 73.5 billion Euros.
The EU’s total online gaming revenue is expected to reach 24.5 billion euros this year, 25.7 billion euros next year, 27.4 billion euros in 2021 and 29.3 billion euros in 2022.
Sports betting turned out to be the most popular direction of gambling with a market share of 42.5% and casinos and slot machines by 32.4%. Next comes the lottery - 12.6%, poker - 5%, bingo - 4.3% and other games with an indicator of 3.2%. Last year, about 16.5 million players made a total of 31.6 billion bets. In total, about 320 million online payments were processed over the entire year.
Desktop computers are known. So, 57% of online bets were made through desktop computers. At the same time, 43% of bets were made through mobile devices. EGBA also expects mobile devices to replace computers as their primary platform by 2021.
Great Britain turned out to be the largest trading platform in Europe with a market share of 34.2%. Germany, whose market share is 11%, France - 8.8%, Italy - 8.1% and Sweden - 5.2%.
Also, according to the indicator cited by the EGBA, it is known that in 2018 about 86 million Euros were allocated to ensure high-quality financing of the activities of European federations, clubs, leagues, etc. More than € 132 million. They have the right to broadcast sports events on their sites.
About 32 thousand UAH were occupied in the EU. an employee of 27 different companies. All 24 official languages of the EU were represented within the gambling sector. In 20 countries of the European Union, 121 online gambling licenses were issued. In 2018, 52 license checks and 23 checks for the presence of money laundering were conducted.
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