Online gambling market remains constant in the second quarter of 2014 - France
Frances online gambling regulatory authority (ARJEL) released its quarterly market report on online gambling market in France for the second quarter of this year. Officials figures published by the ARJEL (Autorité de Régulation des Jeux En Ligne) in the first quarter report are rather similar compared to this second quarter. The market shows certain regularity despite an overall decreasing trend as experienced by some gaming sectors, including online poker. Decline in cash game is, for its part, offset by the increase of entrance fees. In the second quarter of 2014, 238,000 active players accounts were recorded each week in poker sector. Compared to the same period in 2013, this activity is suffering from a drop of 13%.
For cash games, this sector sees 84,000 active accounts each week; and if we compare it to Q2 2013, it experiences a decline of 21 %. The lowest attendance was recorded the week of June 29 with about 79,000 active players, probably due to the holding of the 2014 World Cup. In fact, those poker tournaments record an average of 214,000 active accounts each week, meaning a drop of nearly 13% over a year. For its part, the cash game landscape fell to 17% in the second quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013: 1.266 million to 1.048 million. The input tournament fees increase by 6% to 363 million against 341 million in the second quarter of 2013. The turnover of gambling operators, known as gross gaming revenue (GGR), fell from 9% to 57.5 million against 63 million in Q2 2013.
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
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