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US gaming revenue tops $66.5bn for third consecutive record year

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has revealed US gross gaming revenue (GGR) reached an all-time high of $66.5bn (£52.7bn/€61.6bn) in 2023, the market’s third straight record year.

2023’s total was a 10% hike on 2022’s figure of $60.4bn, which in turn was a significant increase on the $53bn accumulated in 2021.

The strong numbers were aided by a record Q4. This included an all-time high quarterly revenue of $17.4bn, while a record $6.2bn in revenue was generated.

Land-based casinos continue to perform well with a record GGR of $49.4bn in 2023. This was up 3.3% year-on-year, with 19 of the 27 traditional gaming markets recording all-time highs in annual revenue.

Sports betting also demonstrated impressive growth, with $119.8bn in handle and $10.9bn in revenue – both records. These figures were up 27.8% and 44.5% respectively year-on-year.

With the National Indian Gaming Commission’s addition of tribal gaming revenue coming later this year, the US’ total GGR for 2023 is expected..

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FDJ reports “solid” 6.5% year-on-year revenue growth for 2023

La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has reported a 6.5% year-on-year growth in revenue to €2.62bn (£2.24bn/$2.81bn) for its 2023 financial year.

FDJ attributed the “solid” growth in revenue to momentum in its sports betting and online gaming sectors. This was evidenced by an 18.8% increase in its net gaming revenue (NGR), becoming almost 13% of the group’s NGR.

FDJ’s 2023 report came in the wake of the group submitting an offer worth SEK27.96bn (£2.10bn/€2.45bn/$2.67bn) to acquire the entire outstanding share capital of Kindred Group in January.

During 2023, FDJ’s net profit rocketed by 38% to €425m, from 2022’s figure of €307.9m. Recurring operating income shot up from €459m to €532m, again a sizeable rise of 15.8%.

Despite the rise in revenue, the 6.5% revenue hike fell behind the 9.1% increase to $2.46bn reported last year. The previous year’s success was largely powered by an 11% jump in lottery. Interestingly, this was while the lottery sector only grew by 4.9% in 2023.

FDJ recorded ..

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Flutter earnings call: FanDuel ready to “get ahead” in igaming

Peter Jackson, chief executive of Flutter Entertainment said FanDuel plans to “get ahead” in igaming during a post-close trading update for the company's full-year 2023 results.

Flutter’s Q4 financial results saw growth in the US push revenue 25% to £9.51bn (€11.08bn/$12.07bn). Looking at FanDuel first, Jackson outlined the operator’s three-year strategy for success. He said Flutter plans for FanDuel to complete a race to the finish line in the final year.

“From an igaming perspective, we’re following the strategy we laid out at the capital markets day,” he explained.

FanDuel IS NEARING THE END OF A THREE-YEAR PERFORMANCE STRATEGY, SAID JACKSON

“We said in the first year there were things that were broken that we were going to fix. We said in the second year we’d get to product parity and in the third year we’re going to get ahead of the market.”

Using M&A as a driver for success

The chief executive said that Flutter has been focused on organic growth, “and that’s something..

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LiveScore FY23 sees revenue boost of 48.9%

LiveScore reported revenue of £129.6m ($165.0m/€150.8m) in its full year 2023 results, an increase of 48.9% yearly.

LiveScore’s full-year period ended 31 March 2023. Its full-year report focused on operations within its Virgin Bet, LiveScore Bet and sports media business.

Gambling made up £108.0m of the total revenue, up by 57.3% compared to full-year 2022. The remaining revenue came from advertising, which totalled £21.6m. This was an increase of 17.7%.

livescore’s sam sadi detailed the company’s future plans for the group to igb in october 2023

In October 2023, LiveScore chief executive Sam Sadi detailed future plans for the group to iGB. He explained that LiveScore intends to be the number one sports media operator globally, as opposed to the number one betting operator.

Looking at revenue by location, LiveScore saw a majority of its revenue made in the UK and Ireland, totalling at £100.3m – up by 40.0%.

However, the largest jump in revenue was seen in its Rest of Europe divi..

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Revenue dips as US plans gear up at BlueBet

Net revenue at sports betting operator BlueBet decreased marginally year-on-year for FY23, while turnover perked up as its US expansion plans took shape.

Revenue was AU$49.0m (£25.1m/€29.3m/US$31.7m) for the 12 months to 30 June, dipping by 1.3% compared to FY22. Turnover increased by 4.8% to AU$536.6m.

BlueBet pointed to its performance in Australia as a particular highlight for the year. But its full-year results came days after it was issued a $945,187 fine by the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC). This figure could change subject to further legal proceedings. BlueBet displayed three advertisements on billboards between 29 August and 11 September last year, breaching state laws on marketing.

BlueBet’s active customers in Australia shot up by 22.7% to 65.4 million. Turnover grew 3.5% to $530.0m, accounting for a majority of the overall turnover for the year. BlueBet attributed this growth to a 24.0% increase in marketing spend, which was due to increased inv..

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Impairments push Rank Group to FY loss despite land-based recovery

Rank Group posted a 5.9% increase in revenue to £681.9m (€798.0m/$868.1m) in its 2022-23 financial year, although increased impairment costs led to a statutory net loss.

The operator reported year-on-year growth across all operating segments in the 12 months to 30 June. This included the Rank-owned Grosvenor, Mecca and Enracha land-based businesses, which endured a challenging few years during the pandemic.

There was also notable growth within Rank’s digital business, with revenue rising 10.4% to reach £202.9m.

However, higher impairment charges, together with increased operating costs, meant the business posted a net loss.

O’Reilly believes economic pressures are easing

Chief executive John O’Reilly acknowledged the higher costs during his evaluation of the FY performance. However, he said with certain costs now stabilising and inflation easing, this will allow for revenue and profit growth moving forward.

After Covid and economic headwinds, rank is positioned to drive profit ..

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US growth drives 30% revenue rise in Sportradar FY22

Sportradar reported a 30% rise in revenue from €561.2m (£490.1m/$591.2m) in 2021 to €730.2m in its full-year 2022 financial report, driven by 78% growth in the US, as well as 26% growth from its international operations.

The company’s reported revenue beat its annual projected outlook range of €718m to €723m. US revenue stood at €127m for the year, as opposed to the €71.7m the business reported in 2021. This compares with the 25.8% rise in its international betting segment which grew from €309.4m to €389.1m from 2021 to 2022.

From this revenue, the business announced adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of €125.8m, a 23% increase from the €102.0m the company achieved in 2021.

The business hailed the strong results across all its key performance metrics. CEO Carsten Koerl said he was “very pleased” with the company’s results, driven by what he described as “exceptional execution”.

“We saw excellent performance across all of our key perfo..

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AGA: Sports betting revenue up 73% as overall GGR hits record total

The American Gaming Association (AGA) reported that the 2022 gross gaming revenue total hit a new all-time record, with sports betting growing 72.7% year-on-year.

US commercial gaming revenue – excluding revenue taken by tribal entities – reached $60.42bn in 2022, up significantly compared to 2021’s then-record of $53.0bn.

During the year, new records were also broken for both sports betting handle and revenue, which stood at $93.2bn and $7.5bn respectively.

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Bet365 revenue ticks up, but marketing costs lead to 88% profit decline

Bet365’s revenue ticked slightly up in 2021-22 as gaming growth offset a sports betting decline, but increased customer acquisition costs in new markets led to an almost 90% drop in profit.

Bet365 reported that revenue from sports and gaming for the year ended 27 March 2022 was up by 2.9% year-on-year to £2.85bn.

The increase was mostly due to the success of its gaming operations. Sports gaming revenue was down by 2% from 2020-21, while gaming revenue was up by 25%.

This would suggest sports betting revenue for 2021-22 of around £2.30bn, while gaming revenue would fall around £546m.

Bet365 revenue was up by 2.9% year-on-year to £2.85bn.

The operator said that the decline in sports betting revenue was margin-based, as the total amount that was wagered increased and the number of active customers was up by 48%.

Regulus Partners noted that Bet365’s margins in 2020-21 were “unusually high”, and that in 2021-22 they came back to more typical levels. It said that on an underlying bas..

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BetMakers CEO optimistic as revenue rockets after Sportech acquisition

BetMakers chief executive Todd Buckingham said the business is now “unquestionably robust and independent of any single contract or strategy”, following rapid revenue growth in 2021-22, aided by the acquisition of Sportech’s global tote arm.

The business brought in AU$91.7m in revenue during the year ended 30 June, though its losses also increased following the deal.

Global betting services – which previously made up the vast majority of BetMakers’ revenue – brought in AU$19.5m, up by 179.3%.

However, with acquisition-driven growth in other segments, it was no longer the leading revenue generator for the business.
Instead, the global tote arm – acquired from Sportech last year – was the new leader. Tote revenue was AU$46.9m, up from just AU$1.7m a year earlier as the acquisition closed in the final weeks of 2020-21.

The BetMakers global racing network brought in AU$4.1m, up by 28%.

Costs of goods sold also increased, but more slowly, from AU$9.3m to AU$25.4m, resulting in a gross..

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