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The gaming and betting market holds in 2021

Press release n. 5 of the 30/03/2022 9.27.12 ( download )

Rimini, March 29th 2022 . The gaming and betting market in 2021, despite the prolonged closures of betting points, maintained its traditional levels, thanks above all to the increased use of online. The total collection thus remained at 110 billion euros, substantially in line with 2019, the pre-pandemic year and with no limits to gambling. Of these, online deposits amounted to 54.5 billion with a growth of 45.3% compared to 2020.
Expenditure, i.e. the difference between bets and winnings, was 15.6 billion against 19.4 in 2019. Consequently, tax revenues also decreased from 11.4 billion in 2019 to 7.7 in 2021. (-35%).
As for individual games, sports betting on the physical network lost 30.7%, going from 2.6 to 1.8 billion.
On the other hand, online sports betting has definitely increased, amounting to 13 billion against the previous 8.3 (+ 56.6%), which allowed the entire sports betting sector to be closed positively with a balance of 14.8 billion (+ 35.7%).
The online company has also saved the horse racing betting accounts which, after years of steady decline, have posted a + 5.2% increase from 380 to 400 million euros.
Wagers for Lotto, Superenalotto and scratch cards also did well, which was respectively 8.5 billion (+ 32.8%), 1.7 billion (+ 30.7%) and 15 billion (+ 59.2%). ).
Entertainment machines, on the other hand, recorded a reduction in the wagered mass. The collection for slots was 7.7 billion with a decline of 27.3% while that for VLTs decreased by 14.8%, from 8.1 to 6.9 billion.
Tax revenues are naturally in line with the performance of the various types of game or bet.
Those for Slots amounted to 1.8 billion, with a decline of 28%, while those for VLTs decreased by 36.4% to 70 million.
On the other hand, tax revenues for other games are on the rise: sports betting, with 400 million, increased by 66.6%, Lotto with 1.1 billion recorded a growth of 22.2%, Superenalotto with 500 million grew by 48.8%, while Scratch and Win with 1.9 billion resulted in an increase in tax revenues of 72%. The income for horse racing betting remained stable at 10 million euros.

SOURCE: ADM Customs and Monopoly Agency.

Date: 30th March - 1st April 2022; Organizer: Italian Exhibition Group SpA; edition: 34ª; frequency: annual;

Date: 30th March - 1st April 2022; Organizer: Italian Exhibition Group SpA, the Consorzio FEE, Sapar; edition: 4ª; Frequency: annual;

Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A., a joint stock company listed on Euronext Milan, a regulated market organised and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., has, with its facilities in Rimini and Vicenza, achieved national leadership over the years in the organisation of trade shows and conferences. The development of activities abroad - also through joint-ventures with global or local organisers, in the United States, United Arab Emirates, China, Mexico, Brazil and India, for example . now sees the company positioned among the top European operators in the sector.

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