Online slots and casino generated record revenue of €162.85m for Italian-licensed operators in January, up 6% on the prior month and 99% up year-on-year.
Casino and slots market share leader PokerStars was the principal operator beneficiary of the vertical’s explosive growth in the past two months, collecting 11% or close to €18m of this total in January (see Chart 7).
This pushed total online GGR for the dot.it market across all products to €335.9m, only bettered by the December 2020 total (Chart 1).
In a month where betting shops remained shuttered under Covid-19 restrictions, January 2021 saw dot.it sports betting operators generate the second highest ever monthly total of €143.64m (Chart 6).
Bet365, having tumbled from first to sixth in the online betting rankings in November and December as competitors with land-based shops migrated bettors online, rebounded in January, increasing its market share by two percentage points to 12.2% over the month (Chart 8).
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