Offshore market share tumbles in Poland

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The Polish Ministry of Finance has revealed that market share for offshore operators has fallen to just 18.5%.

Poland.- The market share of offshore gambling operators in Poland has fallen to 18.5%, according to the Polish Ministry of Finance.

This compares to an average market share of 26.5% across other European Union countries.

Based on data from industry analysts H2 Gambling Capital, the numbers are based on the average net revenue of offshore operators across EU markets.

Poland classifies “grey operators” as those that are located outside of a country where online gambling is regulated and offer products and services to players in that country without the required licence.

The latest figure for Poland marks a 29.1% drop in market shar from 2018 and a 39.4% decrease from 2017 when the country’s Gambling Act was amended. Prior to this, grey market share was 79.4% in 2016.

Grey market share also fell year-on-year during the same period in the EU, with the average dropping from 40.5% in 2016 to 33.5% in 2017 and 31.0% in 2018.

According to H2, the EU results do not include the unregulated Luxembourg market, nor the UK, Ireland or Malta.

Analysing the H2 report, the Ministry of Finance said the findings are evidence that the legal framework in Poland is working.

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