Do you have any top line statistics on the gambling market in european countries such as demographics, market growth projections etc.?

Good Day,

Thank you for your question.  Our database has many reports  about the gambling market in european countries releasing top line statistics.  There is a report describing demographic data of specifically users of online gambling applications.  Other reports discuss the future growth trends of the industry, which includes insights from private and government agencies such as Edison Investment Research, KPMG, etc.

Report 1:  Mobile Gambling:  Gambling Industry, Oct. 2015

This report by Edison features data and insights into mobile gambling industry specifically. In this report, you will find an investment summary for the future growth of the industry, product verticals, technological evolution, key success factors, sector valuations and financial profiles of the following companies: 32Red, Gaming Realms, Nektan, Playtech, Rank Group, Stride Gaming and William Hill.

“The global online gambling market was worth $34.8bn in 2014 and is growing at 8.7% pa” (pg 2).

—H2 Gambling Capital

“Mobile gambling is the fastest growing segment of the market and is forecast to grow at about 27.5% p.a. between 2014 and 2018, from about $7.2bn in 2014 to $19bn in 2018. Estimates vary but it is generally expected to account for 40-45% of the online segment by 2018 (source: H2 Gambling Capital, Edison Investment Research). We believe that in some parts such as the UK it has already reached that proportion” (pg 6).

— Probability GTECH White Paper 2014


Report 2: Sports, Gambling & Mobile – A Match Made in Investor Heaven, Beacon Securities, May 2015

This report contains more details about betting in the UK.  There is a chart that depicts the UK gambling and betting market share by online revenues featuring some of the top companies such as William Hill, Bet365, Belfair, PaddyPower, SkyBet, Gamesys, Ladbrokes, Gala Coral, PokerStars, 888, and Others.

Paddy Power PLC (PAP-GB, not covered), a leading U.K.-based gambling operator, points out that sports betting remains the most popular product in the U.K.,..” (pg 8).

—Sports, Gambling & Mobile – A Match Made in Investor Heaven, Beacon Securities, May 2015

Report 3: Unaudited interim results for the health year 30 June 2015, Ladbrokers, Aug, 2015

There are also company specific financial reports from companies such as LadBrokers and other regulatory reports from the Gambling Commission that discusses concerns with jackpot machines that are not designed for gambling that may lead to harm as pub customers begin to use them (Casino licensing since the Gambling Act 2005, Jan 2015).

Our database also has reports on the future of investments into the gambling world and comparing gambling focused private equity funds in the US versus the UK and Europe (Red Roses and Slain Dragons, Playtech-Investor Report, KPMG, April 2015).

Finally, we have other reports by Edison Investment Research on the casino gaming industry featuring Rank Group, which is a leading UK operator of casinos and bingo venues and online gaming sites, Grosvenor Casinos, which is  the largest UK casino operator with 58 venues, and Mecca with 90 bingo venues (UK Casino Ownership, Edison Investment Research, June 2015).

Revenue product channel gambling

— Edison Investment Research

I hope you find this useful, and can see that there is a lot of useful information available through the portal about the leisure industry. If you have any additional needs or questions about our reports, please feel free to contact us.