The Spanish gambling regulator DGOJ has released revenue figures for the first quarter.
Spain.- The national regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) has reported that Spain’s gross gambling revenue (GGR) for Q1 came in at €240.1m, an increase of 3.8 per cent on the previous quarter and 10.2 per cent year-on-year.
The number of new player accounts grew by 7.9 per cent against the previous quarter, reaching 422,533. The monthly average of active gaming accounts hit 1.1m, up by 22.7 per cent year-on-year. Player deposits rose by 6.1 per cent.
Sports betting was the biggest grossing vertical in Q1, accounting for 45.6 per cent of GGR at €110.3m. Its contribution was down from 50.4 per cent of GGR in the same quarter in 2020 but up against the previous quarter.
Casino gaming was the second biggest source of revenue, generating €99.5m – up 28.3 per cent year-on-year. After that came poker at €25m, an increase of 3.1 per cent.
Bingo revenue fell 2.4 per cent to €3.6m, and prize draw revenue also fell by 10.5 per cent to €1.7m.
Spain had 80 licences active in the first quarter: 51 offering casino gaming, 44 sports betting, nine poker, three bingo and two offering prize draws.
Operators spent €148.4m on marketing in the quarter, a decrease of 1.7 per cent on the previous quarter. That broke down into €71.5m on advertising, €56m on promotions, €12.4m on affiliate marketing and €8.5m on sponsorships.
Spain: player spend on online gaming grows 4.1% year-on-year
Last month, the DGOJ released its annual player report revealing that players’ median spend on online gaming grew 4.1 per cent to €533 in 2020.
The rise is equal to €44.46 per month or €10.26 per week. The number of online gaming players grew 8.2 per cent to 1.4 million, 82.3 per cent of them men.
There was a rise in the number of players across all age groups, but older age groups saw the steepest growth.