Games in Italy: sports betting (+10.4%) and online (+24.5%) increase, Awps at -5.3%
In the substantially stable expenditure recorded by the Italians for games, plays on slots decrease in favor of bets and online, according to the data contained in the Monopoli’s Libro Blu for 2018.
Although the overall expenditure of Italians on gaming products is stable, compared to previous years, recording the share of €18.9 billion in 2018, the figures for individual gaming products change. In particular, according to the processing of GiocoNews.it on the data contained in the Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli’s Libro blu, the amusement machines keep the first place in absolute expense, with €7.1 billion, but with a decrease of 5.3 percent compared to the previous year. While expense for VLTs increases (at 3 billion), recording an increase of 7.1 percent.
NEW BALANCES – Sports betting (with an expense of 1.4 billion, +10.4 percent) and online casinos (710 million, +24.7 percent) are between the increasing gaming offers, as well as virtual bets (267 million, +14.1 percent). Also betting exchange increases of 33.3 percent with a total expense of 8 million, while poker still decreases: the tournament mode decreases to 82 million (-1.2 percent), while “cash game” records an expense of 65 million, a decrease of 7.1 percent.
On the contrary, the expense for lottery and scratch and win is of 2,4 billion, a slight decrease compared to the previous year (-0.8 percent), while Lotto records 2.3 billion, a decrease of 4.1 percent, compared to 2017.