Spanish gross online gaming revenue came to €815m in 2021, down 4.2% from 2020, but stakes grew by more than 25%, suggesting the decline may be more linked to trading than the country’s marketing rules.
According to figures from regulator the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), this came despite the fact that players deposited €2.77bn during the year, which was 216% more than in 2020, while turnover rose by 25.8% to €27.17bn.
For the first time, casino was the largest driver of online GGR, bringing in €407.1m in 2021, up 16.0%. Online casino revenue has grown year-on-year in every year in which DGOJ has recorded data.
Breaking this online casino revenue down further, slots brought in €241.4m, up 23.0%, while live roulette revenue grew 18.6% to €120.6m. Blackjack revenue was €23.2m, down 5.7%, while for RNG roulette this figure dipped by 27.2% to €22.0m.
Revenue from betting, which was previously the leading vertical, was down 16.2% to €305.9m, the lowest figure since ..