Online gambling pushes Belgium’s revenue

The Belgian Gambling Commission revealed that during 2015, online gambling represented a third of total revenue.

Belgium.- Online gambling continues to grow and, in Belgium, it accounted for one-third of the licensed gambling market revenue in 2015. According to the 2016 annual report (which actually briefs on 2015 statistics) released by the Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC), licensed online gambling revenue grew 17 percent from 2014 to US$744.9 million, whilst total online revenue was US$253 million, just over 33 percent of the overall number.

Meanwhile, A license casino operators reached US$122.5 million in land-based gaming revenue, falling 7 percent since 2014. As reported by CalvinAyre, their online gambling revenue actually rose to US$94.1 million, 41.2 percent higher than the previous year.

B operators were up 11.6 percent year on year as they reported a combined revenue of US$280.8 million, divided in land based venues (US$188.3 million, up 3.4 percent) and online activity (US$85.86 million, up 30.6 percent).

F licensed operators revenue reached US$247.3 million, up 22.4 percent, as their land based betting grew 21.7 percent to US$174.2 million and their online activity rose 24 percent to US$73 million.

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